A Houston, Texas, Furniture Store Owner Has Made Winning HistoryWhen the Houston Astros won the World Series on Saturday.
Jim McKingvale, also known as “Mattress Mack”, earned $75 million after Tweet In which he is seen holding a suitcase full of money.In six games, the 71-year-old announced
one in Statement Posted on Twitter, McKingvale expressed his gratitude to the City of Houston, the Astros, and his wife, Linda.
“This last week in particular … has been beyond words,” he said.
McKingvale said he would use the $75 million to cover the cost of a new promotion at his Houston-area Gallery furniture store, which he said would give anyone who spent $3,000 or more on mattresses their full amount. Purchase will be available for free.
McIngvale told ESPN last week that he had put $10 million on the Astros to win the World Series, splitting the stakes across different platforms, including $1 million with WynnBET and $3 million with Caesars Sportsbook. At the time he placed the bet, the Astros’ odds of winning the title were approximately +750 in the sports betting app, earning him a $75 million prize.
Sports betting analytics firm Action Network previously did Confirmed That $75 million would be the biggest payout ever.
McIngvale has become famous for his multimillion-dollar sports bets in football, college basketball, baseball and horse racing. As CBS Sports reports, he won an estimated $15 million when the University of Kansas won the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in April, but lost nearly $10 million in February when he bet the Cincinnati Bengals would win Super Bowl LVI. He also lost $1.5 million on the Kentucky Derby earlier this year, according For the bleacher report.
Last year, he lost a $3.2 million bet on the Astros to win the World Series.
McIngvale also drew attention last year for allowing hundreds of local residents to shelter in his gallery furniture store after a major snowstorm left Texas without heat or electricity. In 2017, he converted some stores into shelters after Hurricane Harvey.
After Saturday’s win, he said he would do whatever he could for the people of Houston.
“I love you. I love this city. I’ll do anything for this city. And I’ll do anything for you,” said McKingvale. “I am very proud to be a part of this city and will always stand up for what is right, and like Harvey, Imelda, and more will always do my best to act quickly on people’s side.