How to make a billion dollars all in one shot.

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  1. LIVEFRMNYC
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    Just pick the perfect March Madness bracket. :D
    http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-perfect-bracket-2014-1

    Count me in!!!

     
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    Who writes this trash?
     
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    I saw this yesterday. I'll be filling one out.;)
     
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    So you have to pick which 64 teams make the NCAAs and then the winners???
     
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  7. LIVEFRMNYC
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    College basketball in America.
     
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    In order to determine the NCAA (college) basketball champion, a tournament of 64 teams is held. Once the teams are picked, in order to win the billion dollars, you need to pick the winner of each game in the tournament.

    Here is a link to last year's winning bracket.
     
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    just ask any women in your office who knows nothing about sports to fill it out. ;)
     
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    flip a coin all the way through, those are the people who usually end up winning.
     
  11. Shrink, Jan 23, 2014
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    Because all the men are experts...and, as we all know, women know nothing about sports.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Absolutely! Except those wussy wusses who carry purses, naturally. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  14. LIVEFRMNYC
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    Who cares if it's a publicity stunt. A chance is a chance. And this chance is not costing me anything but a little fun picking brackets. ;)
     
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    I hope you win just so you can come back and say I told you so. :p
     
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    The odds are 2^64

    That is 1:1.8*10^19
    That is 1:18 PENTILLION

    It's not going to happen

    You have better odds winning the powerball consecutive times

    Granted odds get better if you realize that a 1 has never list to a 16 and so in but still.....not going to happen
     
  17. LIVEFRMNYC
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    Those odds are based on guessing. Those who follow the NCAA season have much better odds, probably equivalent to a powerball lottery.
     
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    I think you over-estimate how much that extra information increases your odds.
     
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    Simply that a chance is a chance.
     
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