‘Mattress Mack’ Wins $75 MILLION Payout After Houston Astros Win World Series
The Houston Astros helped Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale become the biggest winner in sports gambling history after pocketing a whopping $75 million following their World Series triumph.
With the win, Jim McIngvale, better known in the Houston area as ‘Mattress Mack’, won a $75 million payout after placing $10 million in bets on the baseball team he loves so much.
Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale wins $75 million payout from Astros World Series win
The Astros won the World Series title by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6
McIngvale threw the first pitch in Game 6 before his beloved Astros went on to win
An Astros superfan placed $10 million in multiple bets on the team to win the Fall Classic
But the mattress and furniture magnate isn’t the one profiting from the win as his Gallery Furniture customers also benefit from the 71-year-old’s payout.
The business has promoted its owners’ gambling for years and offers consumers free furniture after a certain amount spent should McIngvale’s chosen teams win championships.
This year, now that his beloved Astros have won it all, any customer who spent $3,000 or more at the furniture store can get cash back on their purchases while keeping the items.
“When you buy a Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster or Sealy mattress of $3,000 or more, and if the Houston Astros win it all in the 2022 Championship Series, your purchase is FREE!,” a promotion on Gallery Furniture’s website read.
‘Join us at any Gallery Furniture showroom make your qualifying mattress purchase TODAY for a chance to get everything FREE FREE FREE!’
The Houston-area Furniture Gallery owner, who threw out the first pitch in Game 6, had a $3 million early-season bet on the Astros to win the World Series at Caesars at 10/1 and also placed $1 million on WynnBet.
Now the Astros have won it all, any customer who spent $3,000 or more at Mattress Mack’s can get a refund on their purchases and keep the items
McIngvale is greeted by Lance McCullers Jr. (left) after throwing the ceremonial first ball
The mattress and furniture mogul is well known in the Houston area and posed with fans
In July, he upped the ante by placing four more bets, two worth $2 million and the others $1 million.
Caesars took the biggest hit from McIngvale’s win, having to pay out $30 million, according to Darren Rovell.
That’s the largest payout ever on a single bet in the history of American legal, regulated sports betting.
McIngvale placed his first $3 million bet at the start of the season, before placing back in July
McIngvale and the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province, known as the Reli Nuns
‘Mack’ celebrates after the Astros beat the Phillies 4-1 to win the World Series title
‘What can we say? We just wrote the largest check in sports betting history to Mattress Mack for $30,000,000. Would we do it all over again? You bet,’ said Ken Fuchs, COO of Caesars Digital.
‘While Mack may have won this round on the field, we are proud of how we came together to support first responders and military veterans in Houston, Philly and Atlantic City. And to Mack — we’re tipping our Astros cap — and reminding him that he can now back his Texans and Rockets…both at an attractive price of +100000 to win the championship. The Astros are also currently +550 to win next year’s Fall Classic.’
McIngvale’s name is well known in the world of sports and gambling, as a maverick, who has judgment net worth of $300 millionhe is known for his insane bets.
The 71-year-old gave the thumbs up after the first pitch on Saturday night
McIngvale is worth about $300 million and owns Houston-based Gallery Furniture
In April, he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to gamble on Kansas winning the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. He cashed in $15 million. Gambling is not legal in Texas.
‘Mattress Mack’ previously bet $9.5 million on the Cincinnati Bengals to beat the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI.
In 2014, he also suffered his biggest loss to date, offering a promotion that essentially provided customers with free furniture if the Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVII.
In total, McIngvale is believed to have lost $15.43 million on bets in his lifetime, including on the University of Alabama, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay and Tennessee Titans each winning the Super Bowl.
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