If you’re a fan of baseball, you’ve probably heard of “Mattress Mack,” a Houston tycoon who won $75 million in the World Series after betting on the Astros. He tweeted a picture of his suitcase filled with cash as a thank you to the city of Houston and the Astros. He also thanked his wife, Linda.
Mattress Mack has made a name for himself in the Houston area as a funny commercial star, and is actively involved in philanthropy. During Hurricane Harvey in 2017, he opened up his stores to provide shelter for local families. His success is well-deserved. But his most important contribution to the community has been his philanthropic work.
In addition to his regular sports betting, Mack is known to place big bets, especially on the Super Bowl and the World Series. He often links his bets to promotions at his mattress stores. Last year, he bet $4.5 million on the Bengals to win the Super Bowl. He also bet $3.35 million on Houston to win the World Series, and he’s not done yet. The company runs a series of promotions that build excitement and intrigue.
The Houston Astros’ win in the Fall Classic was big for the team and their fans, but Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is now the biggest sports betting winner in history. During Game 6 of the World Series, McIngvale placed a wager on the Astros to win. The bet paid off, and he won $75 million.
Mattress Mack McIngvale owns a furniture store in Houston. In addition to placing bets on the World Series, he hedges his bets by offering promotions on his furniture store. His winnings are worth an estimated $75 million, according to Bleacher Report’s Greg Ivory.
Mattress Mack Wins is a massive marketing campaign that aims to get customers to spend more money on mattresses. McIngvale is also using the money he won to launch a new promotion, in which anyone who spent $3,000 or more on mattresses would receive their entire purchase for free. To promote the new promotion, McIngvale placed a bet on the Astros to win the World Series. He split the $10 million bet between WynnBET and Caesars Sportsbook. With Astros odds of +750 on sports betting apps, McIngvale had a chance to make a big profit.
The owner of Mattress Mack Wins has a history of giving back to the community. McIngvale plans to spend the $75 million on promotional costs. In addition, he said he intended for the promotion to last 20 to 30 years. By offering customers a refund for their mattresses, the promotion will help the company stay in business.