Roughly 40 million people fill out a NCAA Tournament bracket. Whether it be office pools or national competitions, everyone loves to pick their winners. This season’s tournament has been full of unpredictable upsets, making a vast majority of brackets, a tragedy.
However, James Kiki, a South Sudanese refugee who works for a nonprofit in Syracuse, filled out what was supposed to be a dream-winning bracket. He correctly picked 48 out of the tournament’s 60 games for Yahoo’s bracket contest which features a $50,000 prize.
But despite how well Kiki is doing, he won’t be able to cash in the prize because he forgot to pick the tournament winner.
Cue sounds of anguish from millions of NCAA fans.
Yahoo’s format was a bit confusing this year and Kiki didn’t realize he hadn’t made his final pick before submitting his bracket. So, he just missed out on a $50k cash prize.
“I haven’t even thought about filling one out next year,” Kiki said. “If I do, I’m going to make sure everything is saved before I hit submit.”
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