March Madness 2016 By The Numbers

Wallethub recently released their annual March Madness report, and just like previous years, the numbers are staggering.

Just a few highlights:

  • $1.9 Billion – Hourly losses by companies due to unproductive workers during March Madness.
  • $9 Billion – Estimated amount wagered on the 2015 NCAA tournament ($7 billion illegally).
  • 81% – Of HR professionals say their organizations don’t have policies addressing office pools.
  • 2X – Easier to win back-to-back Mega Millions lotteries than it is to fill out a perfect bracket.
  • 17.5 Million – Barrels of American beer produced each March, compared to an average of 14M in all other months

And the rest of the story:

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