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Houston Astros World Series 2022: ‘Mattress Mack’ wins $75 million, biggest payout for a single legal sports bet, after Houston wins WS


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A prolific Houston gambler with a knack for attention-grabbing bets has won nearly $75 million after the Houston Astros won the World Series, including what sportsbooks say will be the payout. largest single legal sports bet in US history.

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Houston bet a total of $10 million across multiple sportsbooks on the Astros win.

His bets include a $3 million bet made back in May with Caesars Sportsbook at 10 to 1 odds. It paid him $30 million, which Brad Harwood, who sportsbook, said it was the largest payout for a single legal sportsbook in US history.

Mack said ahead of the big win on November 1, while donating mattresses in Atlantic City to military personnel, veterans and first responders at Harrah’s casino: “I wasn’t scared at all. “I have a high tolerance for risk. If I lose, there’s always another day.”

Mack has a long history with big bets on the World Series, Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four. He linked bets to try to cover the cost of promotions at his mattress store in Houston; Now that the Astros have won this year, customers who buy a premium mattress will get their money back.

In addition to his $3 million bet with Caesars, Mack bet $2 million with BetMGM; $2 million with Barstool Sports; and $1 million each with Wynn, Unibet and Betfred.

He reckons he’s “probably a few million net” in six years or so he has bet big on sports championships.

But things don’t always go well for him. He lost nearly $10 million in the most recent Super Bowl, backing the Cincinnati Bengals against eventual champions the Los Angeles Rams.

He’s also bet on an Astros World Series bet in 2021, on Alabama in the national college championship game, as well as NFL futures bets on the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans.

World Series Results 2022: Astros win the series against the Phillies 4-2.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

SEE MORE: Mattress Mack bets big on Astros and his clients

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