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Mattress Mack wins $75 million bet with Astros’ World Series victory

Mattress Mack is laughing all the way to the bank.
The Astros superfan, whose real name is Jim McIngvale, raked in $75 million in winning bets after Houston won the 2022 World Series on Saturday, defeating the Phillies in Game 6. According to multiple reports, the $75 million is believed to be the largest payout in sports betting history after he placed $10 million in bets across several sportsbooks.
Mattress Mack, the 71-year-old who owns the Gallery Furniture chain, initially placed a $3 million bet on the Astros to win the World Series with Caesars Sportsbook.
“What can we say? We just wrote the biggest check in sports betting history to Mattress Mack for $30,000,000,” Caesars Digital COO Ken Fuchs said Saturday night, according to ESPN.
Previous 1 of 3 Next Astros fan Mattress Mack throws out the first pitch before Game 6 of the World Series on Nov. 5, 2022. Astros fan Mattress Mack reacts after throwing out the first pitch before Game 6 of the World Series on Nov. 5, 2022. Mattress Mack celebrates after the Astros win the World Series on Nov. 5, 2022.
A chunk of Mattress Mack’s winnings will go toward paying customers on a promotion he ran at his furniture store, which gives customers refunds of double what they paid if they spent at least $3,000.
One of the bets Mattress Mack placed was a $1 million wager on 5/1 odds at Betfred, which its U.S. COO, Bryan Bennett, told ESPN was “significantly larger” than any bet the company has taken since opening stateside.
Things were looking bleak for Mattress Mack after the Phillies won Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Mack was in Philadelphia for the games and got into an expletive-filled argument with Phillies fans after that loss.
Mattress Mack, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Houston before Saturday’s game, released a long statement on Twitter after the Astros’ World Series win which said, in part, “I love y’all. I love this city. I would do anything for this city, and I would do anything for you.”



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