Can You Really Win A Billion Dollars Playing Fantasy Football?

by: Kevin Telles

            1 billion dollars? From playing fantasy football? Draft Kings has created a contest that allows you to win that crazy total. If you are in the U.S, Germany, Canada, or the UK and 18 or older, you could participate and win! The best part is, it’s free to play.

            How does this company have all this money to just throw away to a lucky player? Draft Kings isn’t a billion dollar company. So it’s not coming directly out of their pockets. The contest is actually being insured by multiple other companies. Such as: AM Trust at Lloyds, Pardus, and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. It is the biggest prize offered among all fantasy football platforms. So how do you win? All you have to do is draft a perfect lineup and it’s yours. Sounds easy enough. It’s actually a lot more complicated than that.


    To draft a perfect lineup, you need to pick the highest scoring player in fantasy points for each of the nine different positions. The lineup also has to be under the allowed salary cap. Draft Kings has admitted that this is an incredibly difficult contest to win. They haven’t given any odds to win the contest, but it is clear that the chances of someone winning are extremely low. Analysts at Legal Sports Report calculated the odds, they said you’d be more likely to win the Powerball Jackpot than to create the perfect lineup.