By this point, you’ve no doubt heard that billionaire businessman Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans have teamed up to offer anyone who scores a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket a cash prize of a billion dollars. But how and where do you sign up? We’ve got you covered.
First, realize that like any other promotion, you’re going to have to give away some info. Quicken asks for your name, address, birth date and a few other tidbits of info related to whether or not you have a mortgage. Once you provide all that’s asked, you’re taken to the Yahoo Sports interface, where the contest is actually run. Once you confirm your email address, you’re officially entered to win.
Second, don’t get your hopes up. The odds of picking a perfect March Madness bracket – even with just 64 teams (the contest omits the “first round” of games), is 1 in 9 quintillion. It’s actually 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, to be precise.
So if you’re planning on watching all of the games and want to actually have a chance to win some money, you should probably enter a few pools with your friends as well. It’s almost a certainty that your “billion dollar challenge” bracket will be toast by the end of the first day of action.
Regardless, good luck out there!