March Madness is here. This is how you can win $100,000 with your NCAA tournament bracket

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Ethan Hyman/ehyman@newsobserver.com

The brackets for the 2022 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are set.

During March Madness, there are a variety of contests where you can enter a bracket for a chance to win a new truck, a trip to next year’s Final Four, and even as much as $100,000 in cash. Here are a few of them.

Yahoo Fantasy $25K Tourney Pick ‘Em

In this contest, players are awarded points by correctly picking the winner of each game. Yahoo uses a doubling system for scoring, with each game being worth double the previous round.

The person who has the most points will win the Grand Prize: $25,000, plus an MGM Resort vacation package in Las Vegas valued at $10,000.

Ten bracket entries per player are allowed, but only one of those may qualify for the contest.

CBS Sports Bracket Challenge

CBS Sports is hosting a men’s and women’s bracket challenge, and scoring for each contest is the same as Yahoo’s method.

The grand prize winner of the men’s contest will get four tickets to the 2023 Final Four, $6,000 in hotel accommodations and transportation for the trip and $10,000 in cash. The winner will be selected randomly among those in the top 10% of point scorers during the challenge.

In the women’s bracket contest, one entrant is guaranteed to win a trip to next year’s Final Four in Dallas, along with the same prizes as the men’s competition.

A player who enters the men’s and women’s challenge will be eligible to win a new Nissan Frontier.

ESPN Tournament Challenge

In ESPN’s men’s and women’s contests, the scoring is similar to Yahoo’s. Here’s how each round is scored.

  • First round: 10 points

  • Second round: 20 points

  • Sweet 16: 40 points

  • Elite 8: 80 points

  • Final Four: 160 points

  • National championship: 320 points

This year, the winner of each contest will take home $100,000. The grand prize winners will come from a random drawing, and participants who score the most points in each round receive a ticket for that drawing.