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Billion dollar March madness

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Posted: March 14, 2014, 3:19 am - IP Logged

I was going to participate in this but I was asked my phone number so they could send me a confirmation text. Hmmmmmm thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to give them my number so they can spam me.

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    Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: March 14, 2014, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

    I was going to participate in this but I was asked my phone number so they could send me a confirmation text. Hmmmmmm thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to give them my number so they can spam me.

    That is strange as all I had to do was validate my email.

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      Posted: March 14, 2014, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

      It's actually a bit higher, 2^63 or 9.2 quintillion (not quadrillion) to 1 odds for the $1 billion grand prize.

      1:9,223,372,036,854,775,808

      https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/quickenloansbracket/challenge/?qls=BCG_B14BrBra.0000000099&mid=sVd3Du6Dp|pcrid|38567155548|pkw|quickenloans%20bracket|pmt|e|pdv|c|plid|

      Don't delay. There is a limit of 15 million entrants! I was signed up early and registered the first day. Selection starts after this weekend, expect it to fill up quickly.

      And with twenty 1st prizes of $100,000 for best brackets, they will give away $2M no matter what.

      I'm throwing a hail mary into this contest... why not?

      I had to look all those zeros up just figure out what to a call it... "quintilliion"... "Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women"

      Makes the new mega odds seem reasonable these days eh?  Ha Ha

      Cheers!

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        Posted: March 15, 2014, 1:03 am - IP Logged

        Anyone here participating in the Billion dollar March madness contest? I think the cash value is around $400 million but I have heard the odds of getting a perfect play sheet is around 50 billion to 1.

        I don't follow college basketball but I will give it a try.

        im in the yahoo 1 Billion dollar bracket as well.  Its impossible to predict every game correct thats why the prize is at a billion dollars.

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          Posted: March 15, 2014, 1:37 am - IP Logged

          Anyone here participating in the Billion dollar March madness contest? I think the cash value is around $400 million but I have heard the odds of getting a perfect play sheet is around 50 billion to 1.

          I don't follow college basketball but I will give it a try.

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            Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: March 15, 2014, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

            I was going to participate in this but I was asked my phone number so they could send me a confirmation text. Hmmmmmm thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to give them my number so they can spam me.

            I had previously verified my email the other day when I signed up. I just tried checking my account and they now need a yahoo email and cell number giving them authorization to send unlimited spam text messages. The odds are ridiculous so I won't even bother dealing with it.

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              Posted: March 16, 2014, 11:44 am - IP Logged

              I read some article that someone said a perfect bracket would happen once every 400 years.

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                Posted: March 16, 2014, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, i would try it normally, as doing as what I'm saying as my signature saying!

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                  Posted: March 16, 2014, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                  I had previously verified my email the other day when I signed up. I just tried checking my account and they now need a yahoo email and cell number giving them authorization to send unlimited spam text messages. The odds are ridiculous so I won't even bother dealing with it.

                  I don't have a cell phone so I guess that leaves me out.

                    Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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                    Posted: March 16, 2014, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I don't have a cell phone so I guess that leaves me out.

                    The unfathomable odds at picking the perfect bracket makes PB and MM seem much more attainable even at 259 million to 1. The marketing ploy by Yahoo and Quicken loan is a big win for them as there is a better chance  a meteor will destroy the earth than anyone winning the billion dollars.

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                      Posted: March 16, 2014, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

                      The unfathomable odds at picking the perfect bracket makes PB and MM seem much more attainable even at 259 million to 1. The marketing ploy by Yahoo and Quicken loan is a big win for them as there is a better chance  a meteor will destroy the earth than anyone winning the billion dollars.

                      You sound like all those "why would you play the lotto?" people.

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                        Posted: March 16, 2014, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                        You sound like all those "why would you play the lotto?" people.

                        You sound like picking a perfect bracket is a walk in the park when compared to PB and MM. You go right ahead and win the the billion dollar perfect bracket as I will take my chances with MM.

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                          Posted: March 16, 2014, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                          You sound like all those "why would you play the lotto?" people.

                          From one of your previous post you mentioned that you were confident in your business savvy and could turn 5 million into hundreds of million. If that is the case then you could magically "turn" a billion into a hundred billion thereby making you the wealthiest person in the world. Good luck to you!

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                            Posted: March 16, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                            I was going to participate in this but I was asked my phone number so they could send me a confirmation text. Hmmmmmm thanks but no thanks. I'm not going to give them my number so they can spam me.

                            I went around that by using a spare cell phone that normally has the text function turned off. If you use your regular cell ,you can always block the number at a later time.

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                              Posted: March 16, 2014, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                              im in the yahoo 1 Billion dollar bracket as well.  Its impossible to predict every game correct thats why the prize is at a billion dollars.

                              They should have a $10 million consolation prize for anyone getting a perfect Midwest bracket this year. Three play-in games and the defending champion is only a 4 seed. The East regional is wide open too.

                              On average there are at least two coin flip games in each region in the round of 32 and that's not including the usual one or two upset games. There probably won't be a perfect bracket and the prize reflects that.