DraftKings Announces NFL Week 1 Billion Dollar Contest

Yesterday, DraftKings announced a contest with massive implications, but one that has incredibly long odds to go with it.

In a press release from their corporate office, the DFS giant announced a “Billion Dollar Lineup” challenge that will award a billion dollars if one extremely lucky user drafts a perfect NFL lineup in Week 1.

Janet Hollan, Chief Marketing Officer for DraftKings, had this to say: “For the last five NFL seasons, DraftKings has led the way in innovation and breakthrough ideas creating the game inside the game that only daily fantasy sports can provide. This year, the Billion Dollar Lineup is the ultimate opportunity for players to test their skills and kick off the new NFL season with the potential to win $1 billion.”

To enter the contest, a user simply needs to create a DraftKings account or use their existing one and enter the free $100,000 NFL tournament available in the contest lobby (limited to one entry per user). Certain restrictions do apply and that information can be found at the DraftKings Billion Dollar Lineup Contest Page along with the DraftKings Billion Dollar Lineup Rules.

The odds to hit this perfect lineup are astronomical. You’re more likely to get hit by lightning or be elected President of the United States than accomplish this nearly impossible feat. That doesn’t mean it’s not possible – it’s just highly unlikely. Obviously, DraftKings doesn’t have a billion dollars in cash sitting in their coffers and according to their press release in the event someone does win the contest the payout is guaranteed by a group of major insurance companies from around the world.

Are you excited to give it a shot? Watch some of the videos that DraftKings has put out promoting the event and then click this link to create an account at DraftKings and get three months of our Premium content.

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  • Aaron Hendrix (thehazyone)

  • Aaron Hendrix is a former professional poker player who made the transition from season long fantasy sports to DFS in October of 2014. He used to cover poker tournaments for a living until stepping into his current role at RotoGrinders. He can be found on Twitter at @aaronhendrix


  • darkknight007

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    I’ll stick to contests that I have an edge in for guaranteed profits. The rookies can chase a billion dollars

  • Marked4Awin

    @darkknight007 said...

    I’ll stick to contests that I have an edge in for guaranteed profits. The rookies can chase a billion dollars

    Its a single entry freeroll soooo……

  • cmbarbee226

    Hardly seems worth it. That’s probably only 400,000,000 after taxes. Not to mention I’d have to quit my job and move somewhere I’ve only seen in pictures.

  • krighton

    I don’t think they have a billion dollars to award

  • theIrrigator

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  • maaron83

    I got this!

  • MJRinFLA

    Hasn’t NFL.com been doing this every week for a few years now and award the winner (only) $1,000,000? I don’t recall ever hearing of anyone winning it.

  • cmbarbee226

    Lump sum 300 mill

  • Cardiovertu

    Its a free entry, not sure what you point is….lol

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