A Houston-area furniture salesman widely known as Mattrss Mack decided to put all of his chips on the table when he placed a $3.5 million bet for the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series.
Jim McIngvale placed the bet at the Scarlet Pearl casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, which made it one of the largest wagers ever legally placed in the United States.
At 11-5 odds, the bet would pay out $7.7 million if the Astros are able to capture their second title in the last 3 years.
For the past few years, Mattress Mack has had a promotion going in Houston where if fans spent $3,000 on items in his store and the Astros win the World Series, he would refund their money and they would have their items for free.
In 2017, he had to refund over $13M after the team won the World Series.