Lady luck has not been kind to us and these early upsets mean that nobody's bracket can win the billion.
Fortunately, there is still $2,000,000 left in prizes, and with 8,061 people's brackets in the game, our stats are looking strong to win some of them! This money will go to charity and help a lot of people if we win it.
We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, keep checking your bracket to see how well you're doing overall!
Random guesses puts you at 1 in 9.2 quintillion chances. One Duke professor suggests smart statistical analysis might get you in the 1 in 1 billion realm – not impossible, but it’s clear why Buffett was willing to take the risk.
So to improve the odds, we've distributed all the statistically best bracket choices among 8,061 people, with the agreement to split up any prizes.
Take that, Buffett.
Immunity Project is developing a free vaccine to end HIV and AIDS. Like us, they employ Big Data statistical analysis to find solutions.
You'll have the option to donate any of your share to Immunity Project.
Habitat for Humanity builds and repairs houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations.
If our pool wins any of the top 20 "imperfect" bracket prizes of $100,000 towards home purchasing, financing, or remodeling, these will be given entirely to Habitat for Humanity.
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