- Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale pocketed $75 million when his team won the World Series.
- The furniture mogul, 71, had backed the Astros with a total of $10 million in wagers.
- The payout is the largest in the history of sports betting.
Famous gambler and Houston Astros fan Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale had two reasons to celebrate when his team won the World Series on Saturday night.
The furniture mogul, 71, had backed the Astros with a total of $10 million in wagers to win the championship, which meant he netted $75 million when Houston beat the Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park in Game 6 Saturday night.
According to Yahoo, the payout is the largest in the history of sports betting.
“I love y’all,” McIngvale told Fox 26 on Saturday after his bet came in. “God bless you; God bless your family; God bless Houston; God bless Texas and God bless our Houston Astros.”
McIngvale’s customers will also benefit from his win.
This year, he offered any customer who spent more than $3,000 on his products to double their money back if the Astros won the championship.
“I feel great, because a lot of our customers are going to get free mattresses,” he said. “Whatever we can do to make people’s lives better even if it’s through this magical game of baseball, we will.”