Wow, I didn't even think the previous bounty could be multiplied by another number, especially not 42. But why does croc get a +38008 instead of a +number of votes like bon kure?
It was apparently a math error on my part, thus rendering the formula impossible to get. My notes say this is what I used.
former bounty x secret of life the universe and everything+(previous round votesx1,000)
592,506,000 x 42 + 187,000=24,885,439,000
675,974,000 x 42 + 208,000=28,391,116,000
But checking Croc's poster, it should have been 675, 074,000… so... messed up in the notation stage by tapping one key over.
Croc's bounty SHOULD have been 28,353,316,000. My bad.
I also didn't realize until making the champion poster that this formula put them an entire digit higher than the final bounties of the last two years... so the final had to be raised from 3 billion to 30 billion. Ah well.