Connecticut fans worldwide were celebrating the stunning 60-54 victory on Monday night, apart from Corey Johnson, who was probably frantically looking up Warren Buffett's phone number.
The 28-year-old submitted his March Madness bracket to the Warren Buffett's Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge and predicted that UConn would beat Kentucky in the National Championship game as well as a number of freakishly accurate picks.
Out of the elite eight teams, Mr Johnson picked out seven correctly and aptly named his bracket "Champion". But none of that matters.
“I clicked UConn to win, put in the final score and clicked save. I guess it didn't save,” he told Deadspin; an error that has cost him $100,000.
“I'm thinking to myself, ‘This is awesome. This is going to be the biggest thing. I can win $100,000,”' he told USAToday. “And then I look and there's no winner. I picked a winner. I picked UConn to beat Kentucky and I submitted it.”
His first port of call was Yahoo, who hosted the famous challenge on behalf of the billionaire investor but they refused to accept his pleas.
“I'm going to reach out to Warren Buffett himself and tell him to give me $100,000 because I already have this one in the bag,” he said.
But having seen his beloved Huskies win Monday's title game and subsequently losing the money he thought he won, does he wish they had never won at all?
“It was like hitting the winning shot, then being told the clock had already expired,” he said. “Maybe someone who needs it more than I do is going to win because I won't,” he added.
Thanks to his error, the $100,000 has been given to another challenger instead.
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