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An em­ployee at one of Berk­shire Hath­away’s lat­est big ac­qui­si­tions won $100,000 by cor­rectly pick­ing the win­ners of the first 29 games of the NCAA men’s bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment’s open­ing rounds.

War­ren Buf­fett’s com­pany said Mon­day that Dewayne John­son, a welder for Pre­ci­sion Cast­parts, won the con­test that was open to Berk­shire’s more than 350,000 em­ploy­ees.

The 36-year-old winner, who lives in West Vir­ginia, came just short of qual­i­fy­ing for a $1 mil­lion prize if he had picked all 32 games of the open­ing week­end cor­rectly.

Buf­fett plans to con­tinue the con­test, and he ex­pects there will be mil­lion-dol­lar win­ners oc­ca­sion­ally.

There were 96,108 en­trants in the con­test this year.

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