The Houston Astros helped Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale become the biggest winner in sports gambling history after taking home $75 million in winnings after winning the World Series.
The Astros clinched the World Championship title by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6 of the Fall Classic at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night.
With the win, Jim McKingville, known in the Houston area as “Matris Mac,” earned $75 million in damages after placing $10 million in bets on the baseball team he loves so much.
Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale won a $75 million bounty from the Astros’ World Championship win.
The Astros clinched the World Championship by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game Six
McIngvale threw first pitch in Game 6 before the lovable Astros went on to win
Super Astros fan placed $10 million in multiple bets on the team to win the Fall Classic
But the mattress and furniture mogul isn’t the one to benefit from winning as clients of his furniture fair also benefit from the 71-year-old’s payout.
The company has been promoting owners gambling for years and offering consumers free furniture after spending a certain amount in the event that select McIngvale teams don’t win tournaments.
This year, after the beloved Astros won it all, any customer who spent $3,000 or more at the furniture store can redeem their purchases while keeping the items.
When you buy a Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster, or Sealy mattress sleeping set for $3,000 or more, and if the Houston Astros win it all in the Final 2022 Championship Series, your purchase is FREE!, a promotion on Gallery Furniture’s Read Site.
“Join us at any furniture fair showroom today, buy the qualifying mattress for a chance to get it FREE for FREE!”
The owner of the Houston-area furniture fair, who threw his first pitch at Game 6, bet $3 million early in the season on the Astros to win the Caesars World Championship at 10/1 and also put $1 million into WynnBet.
Now the Astros have won it all, any customer who spent $3,000 or more at a ‘Mattress Mack’ furniture store can get their purchases back while keeping the items
McIngvale is greeted by Lance McCullers Jr. (Left) After throwing the first ceremonial pitch
The mattress and furniture mogul is well known in the Houston area and is shown with fans
In July, he raised the ante by placing four more bets, two of $2 million and one of $1 million.
Caesars took the biggest hit from McIngvale’s win, having to pay $30 million, according to Darren Rovel.
It is the largest payout ever for a single bet in the history of legal and regulated sports betting in the United States.
McIngvale placed his first $3 million bet early in the season, before placing more in July
McIngvale and the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Marie, also known as the Rally Sisters
Mac celebrates after the Astros beat the Phillies 4-1 to win the World Championship
“What do we say? We just wrote the biggest check in sports betting history to Mattress Mack for $30,000,000. Are we going to do it all again? You bet,” said Ken Fox, COO of Caesars Digital.
Although Mac won this round on the field, we are proud of how we have collaborated to support first responders and veterans in Houston, Philly and Atlantic City. And to Mack – raise the Astros cap – and remind him that he can now support the Texans and Rockets … both at an attractive price of +100,000 to win the championship. It also currently has a star count of +550 to win next year’s Fall Classic.
The name McIngvale is well known in the world of sports gambling, like a maverick, who has an appreciation Net worth $300 millionKnown for placing crazy bets.
The 71-year-old raised his thumbs up after throwing the first pitch on Saturday night
McIngvale is worth about $300 million and owns a Houston-based furniture showroom
In April, he went to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to gamble on Kansas to win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. He earned $15 million. Gambling is illegal in Texas.
Previously ‘Mattress Mack’ bet $9.5 million on the Cincinnati Bengals to beat the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI.
In 2014, it also saw its biggest loss to date, running a promotion that essentially provides customers with free furniture if the Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVII.
In all, McIngvale is believed to have lost $15.43 million in bets in his lifetime, including at the University of Alabama, New England Patriots, Tampa Bay and Tennessee Titans who each won a Super Bowl.