Quicken Loans says that the technical issues with the billion dollar bracket challenge that were causing problems for people have been resolved.
“If you attempted to register or submit your bracket and were not able to connect to the website, please try again now. If you encountered a message that “Your phone number has already been entered” and were not able to access the Billion$Bracket, please click on the original confirmation email you received from Yahoo Sports and you should be able to now submit your bracket,” it said.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked with Yahoo to fix these issues. Best of luck!”
The challenge is that if someone gets a perfect bracket–if they choose the correct winners to every single game in the NCAA tournament–then they’ll get $1 billion. That prize money will be split if two or more people get perfect brackets.
Prize money is still available even if no one gets a perfect bracket.
Those who end up ranked in the top 20, based on the number of games they got correct and including some tiebreakers, win $100,000 each. However, this prize will reportedly come in the form of either paying off a person’s mortgage or going toward a new home.
The challenge was only open to the first 15 million people who signed up.
It’s unclear at this point how many have signed up.
People can save their brackets and still make changes through March 20. It will lock in at 1 a.m. on March 20.