Warren Buffett $1 Billion Bracket Challenge: Is It Happening This Year?

Written By Matt Burke on March 19, 2022
Warren Buffett Bracket Billion Million Challenge

Filling out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket is the Holy Grail of sports betting. It has never been done, because it’s pretty much mathematically impossible. That has not stopped Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett from offering a free perfect bracket challenge in which a potential winner would garner $1 billion or $1 million each year for life. So is the Warren Buffett billion dollar bracket challenge happening this year? We will provide the details on what we know for 2022 below.

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Is the Warren Buffett billion dollar bracket challenge happening this year?

Legal US sportsbooks will have big money pools and free bracket contests for this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Check out all of the top free March Madness bracket contests and pools below and click to enter.

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The free bracket challenges above are starting to roll out, but is the Warren Buffett billion dollar bracket challenge taking place this year? Buffett will likely be offering the opportunity to win a billion dollars, or at least $1 million per year for life, once again to his employees at Berkshire Hathaway. The sixth wealthiest person in the world has – for years – offered a monumental amount of prize money to any of his employees who can come up with the perfect bracket.

Many remember that in 2014, Buffett’s contest – in association with Quicken Loans and Yahoo! – was open to the public. It was massively popular, but – of course – no one won.

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The fun of 2014 did not last, unfortunately. There was a legal issue with Yahoo!, which backed out of a similar bracket contest offering from SCA Promotions Inc – right before linking up with Buffett and Quicken Loans. Now the contest is typically only offered to Buffett’s employees at Berkshire Hathaway.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. 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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