Mattress Mack wagered a total of $10-million on the Astros to win it all, with his potential winnings set at an obscene amount of $73-million. After Houston won the series in five games, Houston furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale Mack didn’t waste time collecting his cash
The millionaire was spotted carrying $10-million in cash in a wheelbarrow while leaving Las Vegas.
Mack first headed to the Carsars Sportsbook to collect a $30-million check for a $3 million bet he placed in May at 10-1 odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
After having dinner at Caesars Palace, McIngvale headed to Aria to collect his $10 million in winnings from a $2 million wager he placed in July at 5-1 odds at the BetMGM sportsbook at Bellagio.
Mattress Mack then headed to the airport, where he personally loaded the stacks of cash into a wheelbarrow and then onto his private plane for the trip back to Houston.
Upon landing in Houston, an armored truck took the money to the bank, where it will help cover refund checks to about 7,000 Gallery Furniture customers who took part in a promotion that guaranteed their money back if the Astros won the World Series.
Mack gets some great publicity, and I’m sure he’ll also have some money from that $72.6-million left over to have a bit of fun himself.
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