Warren Buffett Is Giving Away A Billion Dollars In Basketball Contest

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    I wonder what the odds are of picking a perfect bracket?
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    Is that better than the lotto?
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    Tried to log on and register last night and the website was down.
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    Okay I got Michigan State beating Arizona in the final. When I win a billion dollars I'm gonna buy me an island and start my own country.
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    You'll likely be struck by lightning a million times before you pick the entire tourney correctly.
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    In all likelihood, no one will win and Quicken Loans will have hundreds of thousands of free business leads from the morgauge questioner you have to fill out to sign up. I tried to sign up but the site wouldn't let me pick the teams. The whole thing is a scam.
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    It's free.
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    It worked for me.
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    And impossible. That's why he offered it.
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    Think I recall them saying the odds were 1 in a quintillion (million, billion, trillon, quardrillion, quintillion.) So he's not exactly giving it away. And if it winds up having to, finding the universe's luckiest human ever is worth it. Hire that person. :)
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    I got it to work when I tried it after changed my browser to explorer.
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    Who did you pick to win it all?
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    Misleading title.

    Buffett isn't giving anything away, his company sold an insurance policy to Quicken Loans for the contest.
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    So if someone wins his company has to pay up?
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    I read that the odds are 9 quintillion to one.


    1 in 9,000,000,000,000,000
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    I originally had them beating Arizona in the final but everyone is picking MSU so I changed my pick.
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    Yep.
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    Yes.

    That's different than giving something away. Quicken Loans bought an insurance policy from him.

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