Jay Z's March Madness Office Pool is Worth $500,000

Jay Z reached out for an expert opinion when putting together his March Madness bracket. He's playing for big bucks.

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The NCAA March Madness tournament starts today, and people are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their brackets. But if you think only Average Joe sports fans need help filling out their brackets, you're wrong.

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On a recent broadcast of the "Mike & Mike" show, ESPN analyst Jay Williams, who won a national title at Duke in 2001, said rapper Jay Z and Atlantic Records president Mike Kyse had called him asking for advice with their brackets.

Apparently the two are in an office pool playing for $500,000. Yes, that's half a million dollars. It makes the typical $30 pool seem like chump change.

Check out the video below to hear the story.

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