Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale talks about his record-breaking $75 million sports betting payout, how he hits his picks, and what he hopes to see from his beloved Astros in the future
- Mack reveals he placed multiple bets throughout the season, which added up to his huge win
- Most of its $75 million in profits goes back to its furniture store customers
- This viral video of him collecting his prize in a wheelbarrow didn’t show the tire bursting due to the weight of about $10 million from a single bet placed with MGM
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Mattress Mack is still riding high after his hometown Houston Astros won this season’s World Series title.
It also helped Mack – a notorious sports bettor – win big with his bets, which added up to the biggest payout in history totaling $75 million.
Speaking to Fox Sports’ Ben Verlander on his show Flippin Bats, Mack opened up about the team, his payout and what he hopes to see from the Astros in the future.
Notorious Houston player Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale spoke more about his winnings
While sports betting wasn’t always widespread, Mack began betting on the Astros back in 2017.
“Pretty much the only place you could legally bet on sports was [Las] Vegas or New Jersey, of course, so I didn’t make a futures bet like this year,” Mack told Verlander.
“I bet per game, per series. … I had to fly [around] and betting on the individual series, individual games, which was a lot harder than betting on the series 10-1 in June.’
McIngvale threw the first pitch in Clinch Game 6 of the Astros World Series
That year, Mack said he placed several bets with Caesars Sportsbook because they would take bigger stakes.
“I bet $1 million to win $12 [million]and I bet $3 million to win $30 [million] at Caesars, and that got the ball rolling,” Mack explained.
“Ultimately, $75 million in legal bets was raised … and almost all of that money goes back to the customers.”
Jim McIngvale followed up after bagging a whopping $75 million in the Astros’ World Series win
Mattress Mack wheeled $10 million of his winnings around Las Vegas in a wheelbarrow
McIngvale has used his betting habits to boost business at his furniture stores – promising free products if his bets came through.
Mack also opened up the viral video of him hauling away some of his winnings in a wheelbarrow
“That was a payout from MGM. … They paid $10 million. … It looked cool lugging the money to the plane, but the only problem was that the money was so heavy it popped the front tires!’
Mattress Mack collected a record $75 million payout after the Astros won the title
When asked what the Astros front office hopes to do this offseason, Mack told Ben Verlander that he would like the team to re-sign his brother, recently crowned AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander.
Most importantly, Mack says the Astros work well with him as an organization and are a perfect representative of the growing and diverse community that Houston has.
“One thing about an Astros game, you go there [and] You see people of all races, all colors, all creeds, all wearing orange and blue. We forget our divisions… and we all pull together for the Houston Astros. It’s a great community.