A Furniture Store Owner Wins $75 Million On World Series Bets: Astro Series
(NEXSTAR) — The Houston Astros winning the World Series was a fantastic achievement for the team and the city, but advantageous for Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale.
McIngvale placed a $10 million wager on the Astros winning the World Series, according to Forbes. The Astros won the series soon after, and McIngvale received $75 million.
McIngvale took to Twitter after the Astros won their second World Series to show off the suitcase full of money he won on the gamble. He
What an honor to throw out the first pitch for Game 6! On to the real deal – Go 'Stros!
#LevelUp #Game6 pic.twitter.com/hDYc0XbezG
— @MattressMack (@MattressMack) November 6, 2022
He also thanked the city of Houston, the Astros, his wife Linda, and everyone else for their support throughout the series.
THE MOMENT MATTRESS MACK WON $75 MILLION ON THE HOUSTON ASTROS
(w/ @gallerysports @Greggg_Ivory) pic.twitter.com/lvRwQr2Auf
— br_betting (@br_betting) November 6, 2022
It includes a $30 million payout at Caesars Sportsbook, the largest in US sports betting history. Mattress Mack wagered $3 million at 10/1 odds at Caesars Sportsbook in May.
He drove across the Texas border to place an online bet on the Caesars Sportsbook App from a parking lot at a Subway sandwich shop in Louisiana, one of 17 states in the United States where Caesars Sportsbook is legal.