It s not impossible to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket, but it s as close to impossible as you can get. There are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 ways to fill out a bracket (that s 9 quintillion), and though basketball experts have slightly better odds (around 1-in-128 billion), the parity in college basketball this year will make the 2014 bracket one of the hardest in recent memory to fill out come March.

That s probably why Quicken Loans is offering a $1 billion prize to anyone who fills out a 100% perfect bracket. If someone beats the odds, Warren Buffett will foot the bill, with Quicken Loans CEO Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, paying Buffett s Berkshire Hathaway a hefty premium to insure the prize. According to CNN, Buffett will attend the title game if there s a chance some fan could win.

Via CNN Money:

I will invite him or her to be my guest at the final game and be there with a check in my pocket, but I will not be cheering for him or her to win. I may even give them a little investment advice.

A grand-prize winner can choose to receive $25 million per year for 40 years, or a lump-sum payment of $500 million. Quicken is also offering $100,000 prizes to each of top 20 brackets submitted, so at least some money will change hands.

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