As far as I can tell, this is the most lucrative contest in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD.  Even if you don't know anything about college basketball you've got to take a shot, right?

This year, for March Madness, you can become a BILLIONAIRE.  All you have to do is fill out a PERFECT March Madness bracket.  And it's free to enter.

What are the odds of filling out a perfect bracket?  If you just picked all 67 games randomly, it would be one in 9.2 quintillion...that's a nine with 18 zeroes after it. If you know something about college basketball, the odds are around one in 128 billion.

The billion-dollar prize is being put up by Quicken Loans and Berkshire Hathaway.

If you don't know, Berkshire Hathaway is run by Warren Buffett...also known as one of the three richest people in the world with a $58.5 billion net worth.

Registration opens up on March 3rd.  It's only open to the first 10 million people...and they just might get that many signups. If no one gets a perfect bracket, the 20 closest entries will get $100,000 each.

If you do beat spectacular odds and make a perfect bracket, you can choose a $500 million lump sum or the full $1 billion at $25 million a year for 40 years.

(Detroit Free Press / Quicken Loans / USA Today)

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