A perfect record is looming for owner of lucky sheet

Someone in the Myrtle Beach area stands to win $1 million in Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game.

One problem: Organizers of the online March Madness pool don’t know the identity of the perfect bracket’s owner – except by the screen name MBBaller88.

Officials of CBSSports.com have contacted local media outlets in an effort to track down the mystery bracketologist, who submitted their so-far perfect sheet at a public terminal in the Chapin Memorial Library.

Attempts to contact or even identify the individual, who picked Kentucky to defeat Kansas in Monday night’s title game, have been unsuccessful. If the Wildcats win, the $1 million could be up for grabs.

Only one other participant in the pool has an active perfect sheet, but the Topeka, Kansas resident has the Jayhawks beating Kentucky for the national title.

Pool organizers may be silently rooting for Kentucky to save themselves $1 million. The rules stipulate that unless winning brackets are claimed within 30 days, the $1 million offer becomes null and void.

The rules also say CBS officials are under no obligation to track down the winner, but say they are doing so as a “gesture of good will.” They say the claim is paid by insurance, so there is no incentive on their side to get out of the deal.

Library workers fear the person who made the picks might not realize they have $1 million waiting on them until it is too late. Many users only come whenever they have important business to attend to, such as doing their taxes online.

They have no records of what users visited which sites and when, and the sign-in sheets from early March have already been sent to the recycle bin. If no one steps forward, it may have been like feeding 1 million dollar bills through the shredder.

CBS officials realize they may have false claimants stepping forward, but they plan to require a questionnaire of anyone trying to take the cash, and proof relating to their screen name.

The final bonus question, which will decide who gets the $1 million in case of multiple claimants, will be to read the first letter of each word in this story’s headline and see what it spells –

A-P-R-I-L F-O-O-L-S!

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