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A general view of the March Madness logo as we look at the best free March Madness bracket contests.
A general view of the March Madness logo on center court is seen before the game. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images via AFP.

Looking for a place to show off your March Madness knowledge and potentially win big? We've outlined some of the best free March Madness bracket challenge contests below – and we'll be sure to add any others we find, so check back often!

For some March Madness fanatics, office bragging rights are sufficient when it comes to bracket contest victories. But for most people, beating Lou from accounting doesn't quite have the same impact as raking in tens of thousands of dollars from your nearly-perfect bracket picks.

Once you've taken a long look at our printable March Madness bracket and finalized your 60+ March Madness picks, you're ready to take the plunge and build a winner. And there are a handful of places that will reward you handsomely for succeeding in their March Madness bracket challenge contests – so check them out!

Top March Madness bracket contests

DraftKingsZero Right Bracket Challenge$100,000 Grand Prize
BetRiversBetRivers SquaresUp to $10,000 in Prizes
BetMGMPerfect Bracket Challenge$10 million grand prize; $100,000 to 1st place
bet365bet365 Bracket Challenge$10 million grand prize; $100,000 to 1st place; $25,000 to 2nd place
Sports InteractionFree-to-Play Bracket Challenge*$1,000,000 grand prize; $2,000 in bet credits to 1st place

*Not open to Ontario residents.

DraftKings Zero Right Bracket Challenge

Self-sabotage for a shot at $100,000

Anyone can focus on picking a winning bracket – but it's just as difficult to be the person in your pool with the worst result.

DraftKings is ready to reward the worst of the worst with a $100,000 grand prize for the player who offers up the worst March Madness bracket of all.

Every time you correctly predict a winning matchup, you gain a point – and that's bad, since the grand prize will be awarded to the participant with the fewest total points.

BetRivers Squares

It's for sharps, as well!

BetRivers isn't offering a traditional March Madness bracket contest, but you'll want to check out what they're offering nonetheless.

Following up on the popularity of its Super Bowl Squares contest, BetRivers is offering bettors the opportunity to choose a square whenever they make a wager of $20 or more on a select outcome. Correctly choose the square that corresponds to the final score of a specific game, and a bettor can win up to $10,000.

BetMGM Perfect Bracket Challenge

Roar like a lion and win $10M for a perfect bracket

BetMGM is offering eight figures once again to anyone who can perfect their bracket.

Participants who submit their bracket before the start of play Thursday and nail all 63 of their picks will earn a cool $10 million grand prize!

That sounds difficult, sure – but BetMGM is ensuring that the best player still earns a tidy sum. The participant who accumulates the most points based on correct answers from each round will earn $100,000 for his or her trouble.

Here's the scoring breakdown for correct picks:

  • First Round: 1 point
  • Second Round: 2 points
  • Third Round: 4 points
  • Fourth Round: 8 points
  • Semi-Finals: 16 points
  • Championship: 32 points

bet365 Bracket Challenge

$10 million for perfection – and five chances at $1,000

One of the most popular sports betting sites in the world is, unsurprisingly, running one of the top March Madness bracket contests out there.

Go 63-for-63 at bet365 and you'll walk away with a staggering $10 million top prize. But perfection isn't the only way to boost your bank account – and unlike most March Madness bracket contests, bet365 is spreading the winnings around.

Here's a look at the payout chart based on points accumulated for correct picks:

Perfect bracket$10 million
2nd place$25,000
3rd place$10,000
4th place$5,000
5th place$1,000
6th-20th place$500
21st-50th place$300
51st-100th place$200
101st-500th place$100
501st-1,000th place$50
1,001st-1,500th place$25
1,501st-2,500th place$5

And here's how bet365 awards points for its March Madness bracket contest:

  • First Round: 10 points
  • Second Round: 20 points
  • Third Round: 40 points
  • Fourth Round: 80 points
  • Semi-Finals: 160 points
  • Championship: 320 points

Sports Interaction Perfect Bracket Contest

Feeling like a million bucks?

You can always count on Sports Interaction to get in on the March Madness frenzy – and this year is no different, with the popular Canadian sports betting site offering up a perfect bracket prize of $1 million.

SIA is also offering up $10,000 in bet credits to worthy finishers; here's the breakdown:

Winner$2,000 in bet credits
2nd Place$600 in bet credits
3rd Place$400 in bet credits
4th-5th Place$100 in bet credits
6th-50th Place$40 in bet credits
51st-100th Place$20 in bet credits
101st-500th Place$10 in bet credits

And here's a look at the scoring breakdown for the SIA contest:

  • First Round: 1 point
  • Second Round: 2 points
  • Third Round: 4 points
  • Fourth Round: 8 points
  • Semi-Finals: 16 points
  • Championship: 32 points

Please note: The Sports Interaction contest is capped at 25,000 entrants entrants aged 19 or older who are legal residents of Canada, so don't wait to sign up!

Download our printable March Madness bracket here!

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