LAKE ZURICH, Ill. — Lake Zurich 12-year-old Sam Holtz was all decked in blue Monday night rooting for the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament Championship Game against Wisconsin.
The Blue Devils came through for Sam, beating Wisconsin 68-63 propelling the sixth grader into the top spot in ESPN’s Bracket Challenge–ahead of 11.57 million others.
According to ESPN’s website, the entry that scores the most points will have a chance to win the grand prize of a $20,000 Best Buy gift card and a trip to the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
However, according to the rules on the site, the prize is only open to legal U.S. citizens who were 18-years or older as of the date of the entry.
Sam does not meet the age requirement and entered the contest with his father’s email address with his dad’s consent.