Warren Buffett is backing the $1 billion award for anyone who can pick a perfect March Madness bracket. The odds of getting a perfect bracket are approximately 1 out of 9 with 18 zeros to the right (9 x 10^18th). If every one of the 7 billion people on Earth filled out a bracket, the odds of anyone winning would be .0000000008 percent. To have a 1 percent chance you need to have 90,000,000,000,000,000 entries. It’s easy to see why Buffett figured this was a safe bet.
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