Free NCAA Tournament Survivor Pool: DraftKings Rolls Out $1 Million March Mania

Posted By Matt Burke on March 16, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The month of March has arrived and top US sportsbooks like DraftKings are celebrating the Madness with big money promos and a free survivor pool. Here is what DK is offering for the 2021 NCAA Div. 1 men’s basketball tournament so far.

DraftKings March Mania Survivor Pool

You’re likely familiar with survivor pools for each NFL season, but DraftKings is now bringing the survivor pool fun to the hardwood.

In DK’s March Mania Survivor Pool, you’ll get the opportunity to win $1 million! You’ll also get a shot at $10K with every March Madness upset you pick in the first two rounds.

Here is how to sign up for the pool, as well as terms and conditions.

  • Sign up now with DraftKings by going here
  • Pick one team each day during the tournament to win (except for the Elite 8, where you pick one team across the four Monday and Tuesday games)
  • If your pick wins, you advance

You may only pick one team once per entry. If you are unable to make a selection at any point in the contest, your entry is eliminated.

There is just one $1 million prize, unless there are multiple winners. If more than one person survives until the end of the contest, the prize will be split evenly among all remaining entrants.

You must be at least 18 years of age and a legal US resident (New York and Florida excluded).

Bet $4, win $256

New users at DraftKings Sportsbook can get 64:1 odds for select NCAA tournament games. This offer will stand until the tipoff of the last second round game of the March Madness tournament.

To cash in on this offer:

  • Go here to sign up now at DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Make a $5 deposit into your account
  • Go to the landing page from the sportsbook promos page and pick the team you would like to boost
  • You can choose any lower seeded team to beat a higher seeded team in available promotional games
  • Click “Boost This Team” and get a boosted price of +6400 with a max bet of $4

Championship Series Millionaire Bracket

DraftKings is also offering sportsbook users the chance to enter their Championship Series Millionaire Bracket.

It features “America’s biggest bracket prize” at $2 million guaranteed.

To take advantage of this offer:

  • Sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook now by going here
  • Pick the winners across all 63 games of the NCAA Div. 1 men’s basketball tournament
  • First prize will win $1 million, second place will grab $250,000 and third prize will land $125,000. The rest of the prize payouts are staggered but even those who land anywhere from 660th to 1500th place will get $150
  • This pool allows for 20 entries per person and is open to customers in Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, West Virginia and Tennessee


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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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