Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Other Games

A billion for a bracket from Buffett

See also

Everyone in a March Madness pool dreams of having a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket, and of winning their local pool or contest.

But what if that perfect bracket could make you rich beyond your wildest dreams?

Well, multi-billionaire Warren Buffett is willing to pony up for a perfect bracket. In a Forbes magazine story that hit the shelves on Tuesday, Buffett announced that he would have a contest for March Madness, and that anyone who was able to pick all of the winners - from 64 teams down to 1 - would win one billion dollars.

The tourney won't start until mid-March, but that doesn't mean folks are ignoring this news on college basketball in the midst of the approaching Super Bowl. The two events are easily the most wagered events in American sports, and the number of entries that this contest should be astronomical.

Play-in games are not included in the bracket's requirements, so participants would have to be perfect starting with the round of 64.

Even if there is no perfect bracket, Quicken Loans (who is teaming up with Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway) will offer $100,000 to the brackets that come closest to being perfect, for remodeling or purchasing a home.

Participation is being capped at 10 million entries.


Don't Miss

  • Unity
    'Assassin's Creed Unity' preview: Ubisoft comes home to its urban origins
    Games Preview
  • TV remote
    The new Peel app may make you decide to ditch your TV remote forever
    Tech Buzz
  • Destiny
    The 'Destiny' beta: 7 things we absolutely love about Bungie's new franchise
    Games Feature
  • iPhone
    Apple has posted huge profits ahead of the iPhone 6 release
    5 Photos
  • Far Cry
    'Far Cry 4' exclusive: Animals, avalanches, oxygen, side content and much more
    Games Interview
  • Charge phone
    Fact or fiction: Does putting your phone in airplane mode make it charge faster?

Related Videos:

  • Powerball
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518260391" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Apple iPad
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517685407" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • 2014 Boston Marathon live stream, TV coverage, odds favor Linden, Desisa, Jeptoo
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518203137" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>