NCAA Squares Rules

Entry Fee

There is a $100 entry fee for each square purchased. There is no limit to the number of squares that you can purchase. All entry fees must be received no later than Selection Sunday (i.e. Sunday before March Madness starts). All squares for which entry fees are not received will be opened back up for purchase on the Monday morning before March Madness starts. The squares are in high demand so if you don't pay on time there are always plenty of people trying to get in.

The preferred method of payment is through Chase QuickPay. When paying by Chase QuickPay send payment to and leave the Memo/Comments field empty (i.e. no gaming references). I know what your payment is for. If you're unable to send through Chase QuickPay, the only other form of payment accepted is Cash or Check sent to my home address at:

Ben Luckett
1605 Forrest Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810


Numbers will be randomly drawn after all 100 squares are filled in. Each individual square has the same chance to win each of the 63 games (i.e. - a single square could win multiple games). Example of winning square: North Carolina 92, Kansas 88; winning square = horizontal 2, vertical 8.


Each game in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament (excluding the play-in game) will have a corresponding winning square. Horizontal numbers represent the last digit of the winning team's score and Vertical numbers represent the last digit of the losing team's score. For each game, the person who owns the square that matches the last digit of the winning and losing team's final score wins that game.


Payouts progressively grow larger with each passing round. The payouts for each game are outlined in the table below:

Round # of Winners Payouts
1st 32 $50
2nd 16 $100
Sweet 16 8 $200
Elite 8 4 $400
Final Four 2 $800
Championship 1 $2,000
Totals 63 $10,000