How would you like to be a billionaire? Thanks to former richest man in the world Warren Buffett, you now have a chance. All you have to do is completely the nearly impossible task of filling out a perfect NCAA bracket, and then it’s welcome to the good life, population: you.
Check out this recent tweet from the @SportsCenter account, which essentially has Buffett quoted as saying “Hey, I’m rich as shit, and I bet you can’t pick a perfect bracket.”
Warren Buffett is offering ONE BILLION DOLLARS to anyone who fills out a perfect March Madness bracket this year.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 21, 2014
According to Yahoo Finance, Buffett established this nearly impossible contest through a partnership with Quicken Loans. The winner will receive 40 annual installments of $25 million, or can elect to receive a lump sum $500 million payment.
So you have a chance to become a billionaire, but it’s gotta be pretty small right? After all, this isn’t just picking a few lottery numbers. The odds have to be at least one in a trillion right?
Wrong. One in 9 quintillion. 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, to be exact. That’s a 19 digit number, and if every person in the entire world filled out a million brackets randomly, the numbers say that there STILL wouldn’t be anyone who got it right. I got Tech Guy to double check my math on this. Don’t worry.
Thanks for the offer, Warren. I’m more likely to get invited to an orgy hosted by the entire Maxim Hot 100. But you better believe I’m filling out a bracket and crossing my fingers anyway.
[via Yahoo Finance]
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