‘Mattress Mack’ Wins Biggest Sports Bet after Winning the World Series Wager

November 19th, 2022: Mattress Mack is one lucky bettor and a huge Astros fan.

The Astros fan and owner of a popular furniture shop in the United States earned $75 million in winning bets after the Houston Astros dominated the 2022 World Series last Saturday by defeating the Phillies in their Game 6 match. The $75 million payout for Mattress Mack, whose real name is Jim McIngvale, is believed to be the largest payout in betting history, easily beating the record-winning sports bet that was also won in 2017. According to multiple reports shared online, Mr. McInvale placed a total of $10 million in bets across several sportsbooks in the United States.

The 71-year-old business owner initially placed a wager worth $3 million on the Astros to win the series with Caesars Sportsbook. With his winning decision, the popular US sportsbook handed Mr. McIngvale a check for $30,000,000 million, with Caesars Digital COO Ken Fuchs in attendance.

Win-Win bets for Mattress Mack

Mattress Mack is known for his exciting promotions at his furniture stores. He often runs refunds and provides free items, specifically if the local teams win championships. He then hedges these marketing campaigns with big bets on local teams. While he prefers the Astros, he collects bigger payouts if the Phillies win the World Series. 

For Mattress Mack, everything is a win-win betting opportunity. In an interview with ESPN, he mentioned that these promotions (on his furniture store) bring the brand to life and provide equity.

His best payday in sports betting includes several winning bets.

One of his winning bets was a $1 million wager on odds 5/1 at Betfred, one of the biggest bets ever. According to Betfred US COO Bryan Bennett, the bet was ‘significantly larger’ than all the bets the company has accepted since it opened in the US. Initially, the momentum was not working for the Mattress Mack after the Phillies took the third game for a 2-1 series lead.

According to reports, Mack was in Philadelphia to watch the game and argued with some Phillies fans when his team lost. He was caught yelling and shouting some expletives at a group of Phillies fans, and the video became viral.

Huge confidence in the team ahead of the World Series

In October, Mattress Mack has already shared his intention to bet on the results of the World Series. In an interview with Bleacher Report, he mentioned that he wagered $1 million on the Houston Astros to win the World Series. With the Astros winning the series over the Phillies in six games, he earns roughly $75 million, now the largest in sports betting history.

Mr. McIngvale was also present during the first game between the two teams. He threw the ceremonial first pitch in Houston and released a statement on Twitter showing his love and passion for the team and the World Series, which said, “I love y’all. I love this city. I would do anything for this city, and I would do anything for you’.

Mattress Mack’s customers win, too

Mr. McIngvale isn’t the only winner here. As part of his business’ tradition, the Gallery Furniture customers will also enjoy the benefits of the winnings. As part of the latest campaign, the company offers its customers the chance to double their purchases after the local team’s win.

In an advertisement posted on its official website, the company stated that: “When you purchase a Tempur-Pedic, Stearns & Foster or Sealy mattress sleep set priced at $3,000 or more, and if the Houston Astros win it all in the 2022 final championship series, your purchase is FREE”.

Now, that’s what we call a win-win situation for all stakeholders involved!

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