Fan with perfect NCAA bracket missed shot at $1B prize

Fan with perfect NCAA bracket missed shot at $1B prize

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Brad Binder, a lifelong basketball player who is a Chicago Bulls and Fighting Illini fan, has a perfect NCAA bracket after 33 games.

Now Binder, who filled out his picks on Yahoo! Sports but didn’t take the extra steps to enter Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar challenge, is trying to get in touch with the business magnate to get grandfathered in to the prize pool.

Binder, 23, who said it took him just 5 minutes to fill out the bracket, which Yahoo! has confirmed, told ABC News: “I wish I could give you a better reason why I didn’t enter other than I was rushed and heading to work.

“Obviously, I didn’t think I’d be where I am now.”

Binder, a part-time physical therapy assistant, had Dayton beating Ohio State, and picked No. 14 seed Mercer to beat No. 3 Duke. Binder also knew Memphis would beat George Washington.

“I’m hot on Warren Buffett’s trail,” Binder reportedly said. “I’ve been tweeting him . . . to see if he’s feeling up to it.”

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