Mattress Mack uses wheelbarrow to carry World Series bet winnings

The Astros superfan recently stopped by BetMGM to scoop up $10 million.

Photo by Josh Criswell


Jim "Mack mattress" McIngvale throws out the first pitch before Game 6 of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston.

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale throws out the first pitch before Game 6 of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston.

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Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, the owner of Gallery Furniture and Houston sports superfan who took home a record $75 million in the Astros’ World Series victory, has come around to collect his winnings.

The last stop was BetMGMwhere he needed extra help getting his profits back on his plane.

BetMGM posted a video early Friday morning from McIngvale on hand to raise $10 million. He was later filmed carrying the cash in a wheelbarrow as he headed for his flight.

“That money is heavy,” exclaimed McIngvale as he rolled his winnings across the tarmac.

McIngvale has placed a combined total of $10 million in bets on various sportsbooks for the Astros to win the World Series, at average odds of 7.5 to 1. Houston won the Commissioner’s Trophy last Saturday with a 4 win -1 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the Fall Classic. His $75 million in estimated winnings is the largest legal sports betting payout in U.S. history, though much of those winnings will go to his customers as part of a massive promotion at Gallery Furniture.

While McIngvale has become a bit of a national celebrity for his big bets, his popularity also seems to have increased in Houston over the past few weeks. He was filmed walking into it with a Phillies fan as he defended Jose Altuve after Game 3 of the World Series, and the Astros won the next three games. A petition has also been formed for him to throw out a first pitch at Minute Maid Park, which he did before the deciding game in Series 6.



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