You have a 1-in-120 BILLION chance of Filling Out a Perfect NCAA Bracket

The odds of finishing with a perfect bracket (guessing all the games correctly) is 1-in-120 BILLION! That’s assuming you know something about college basketball going in, and consider how the teams are seeded.

Mar 13, 2023; Dayton, OH, USA; General view of the March Madness logo at UD Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re a non-fan who just guesses based on something arbitrary like flipping a coin, the odds soar to 1-in-9.2 QUINTILLION!!

One mathematician put it this way:  “You have better odds of winning the Powerball with two consecutive tickets than getting a perfect bracket…

“[And] you have better odds that a family of four will all get hit by lightning [separately] in their lifetime.”  (Which is kind of bleak, but sure.)

And:  “There’s a 1-in-10,000 chance that you get injured by a TOILET in your lifetime, so there are better odds that that same family of four all get injured by a toilet than picking a perfect bracket.”

And NO ONE has officially submitted a perfect bracket EVER.  The longest streak of perfection was a neuropsychologist from Ohio who managed to pick the winner in the first 49 games in 2019 correctly.  There are 63 games in total…

Source: CNN