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UConn fan costs himself $100,000 after National Title win

Apr 8, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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Corey Johnson correctly predicted the National Title matchup with the No. 7 seed UConn facing No. 8 seeded Kentucky. He says he had the┬áHuskies winning it all, but there was only one problem: he didn’t register that pick on the Yahoo- Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.

That slip up will cost him $100,000.

The Connecticut native told Deadspin that he thought he had set UConn as his national champion, but by the time he realized his mistake his picks were already locked in and could not be changed.

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The 28-year-old Johnson remained in good spirits about the whole ordeal.

“Maybe someone who needs it more than I do is going to win because I won’t,” he told Deadspin.




  1. titansbro - Apr 8, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Unbelievable. Lol

  2. xellex65 - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I made the same mistake on my bracket. I didn’t choose any of the two teams to make it into the championship and I didn’t realize I didn’t choose my champion in the final bracket. I didn’t realize it until after the first days playoff was over and I checked my bracket and didn’t realize I was suppose to select one of the teams for a champion, I just put in the win score and thought that was all I had to do. So to see someone choose the winning match up and do what I did my heart goes out to him.

    WORD OF ADVICE, always make sure you filled the bracket out correctly before you push the ENTER BUTTON.

  3. fnc111 - Apr 8, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Attention to detail idiot(s). How dumb can you be?

    • ranfan12 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      He’s only human man. We all make unbelievably stupid mistakes.No need to be a d!ck about it

  4. clarkisgod - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    It also tells you how many total picks you have made in the corner. would have said 62/63… that would be a good indicator you aren’t done.

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