Houston retail magnate Mattress Mack is back with another major bet that would earn him the highest reported payout in U.S. sports betting history if it hits.
Jim McIngvale dropped $2 million on the Houston Astros to win the World Series (+1000) at William Hill Sportsbook. If the Astros are celebrating at the end of October, Mack will earn $22 million.
After winning $2.75 million on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Super Bowl victory, Mack has run into a bit of a cold streak at the sportsbooks. His $1 million bet on the University of Houston to win the Final Four was a dud. His $2.4 million wager on Essential Quality to win the 2021 Kentucky Derby also flopped.
Now he's going back to his hometown ballclub to try to get back in the win column.