NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Corey Johnson thought he had a shot to win $100,000 in Yahoo! Sports’ Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.
There was only one problem — and it was a doozy. Johnson claims he selected UConn to win it all, but the pick wasn’t saved.
“It was like hitting the winning shot, then being told the clock had already expired,” Johnson told Deadspin.com prior to UConn’s win over Kentucky for the national championship Monday night.
“(I’m ticked) off at the world,” he added.
Johnson was ranked No. 4 overall in the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge going into the title game, according to Deadspin. A $100,000 prize was on the line for each of the top 20 brackets.
When it was all said in done, the 28-year-old UConn fan slipped out of the money spots.
“Someone’s going to get it, and they’re going to (have needed it) more than me,” Johnson told USA Today.
The Connecticut native said he was aware it was mathematically impossible to stay in the top 20 without a winner. With an assist from his brother, Johnson attempted to contact Yahoo! to no avail.
“What am I going to tell them?” he told USA Today. “‘This is my bracket. Can I pick a winner?’ They’re going to be like, ‘No, buddy …’”
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