Warren Buffett NCAA Perfect Bracket Challenge: It's Already Over! No Billion For You!

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None of the 8.7 million entrants were still in the hunt to win Warren Buffett's $1 billion basketball challenge ... after the second day of the NCAA Tournament.

The famed investor promised $1 billion to anyone who could fill out the perfect bracket - every game, from start to finish - in this year's tournament.

He won't be sweating it out even on the first weekend.

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After a single game on the NCAA March Madness tournament's first day, when Dayton upset Ohio State, more than 80 percent of hopefuls were out.

Mercer's win over Duke Friday finished off almost everyone else.

Three players with perfect brackets remained early Friday night, but after the late games, the standings showed no one in the running for the big prize.

It took just 25 games for every single person to be eliminated.

Similiarly, at ESPN, only 18,741 of 11.01 million people (or 0.17 percent) got all 16 games right on the first day, ESPN’s Kevin Ota told ABC News.

After two days ... no one was left standing there either.

The only other heartening news for Buffett's busted bracket entries? A consolation prize is still up for grabs if you're doing particularly well thus far.

The 20 people who project the tournament's top 20 most accurate "imperfect brackets" are still eligible to receive $100,000 each from Quicken Loans!

That's enough to keep you glued to the TV.

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ONE LAST PERVERSE JOKE WITH HIS LAST GASP OF LITTLE LEFT LIFE IN THE OLD SKUNK.

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..just a few millions will be enough.