Boy scores scholarship for near-perfect NCAA bracket

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sam Holtz, a Lake Zurich sixth grader, knows how to pick 'em. His NCAA basketball bracket is nearly perfect.

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- The local 6th grader who had a nearly perfect NCAA basketball team bracket on ESPN but couldn't claim his prize due to his age is now getting a new prize.

Twelve-year-old Sam Holtz of Lake Zurich will receive a $20,000 college scholarship from ViSalus.

Holtz tied for the best bracket after Duke's win Monday.

Because he's not 18, he was ineligible to win a $20,000 gift card to Best Buy.

The electronics store gave Sam a $1,000 gift card instead.

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