Mattress Mack Makes $2M Astros World Series Bet; Would Be Record $22M Payout

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIIJune 23, 2021

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 17: Houston business owner Jim Mattress Mack McIngvale poses for a portrait at his store Gallery Furniture in Houston, Texas on February 17, 2021. Gallery Furniture opened up its doors to help people with food and shelter during the power outages. 
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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.

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🚨 MATTRESS MACK IS READY TO MAKE HISTORY 🚨 He just placed a $2 MILLION bet on the Houston Astros (+1000) to win the World Series @WilliamHillUS... It would payout $22 MILLION, the largest reported payout in U.S. Sports Betting HISTORY 🀯 https://t.co/z7YfsuxMpP

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.