Mattress Mack Bets $2 Million on Cowboys to Beat 49ers
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Mattress Mack is back at it again — this time with a wager on the Cowboys to beat the 49ers in Santa Clara.
Mack bet more than $2 million total on the Cowboys at +170 and +165 to pull off the upset on Sunday against a streaking 49ers side.
He stands to win a total of $3,350,000 if Dallas wins as dogs in the divisional round.
Mack — whose real name is Jim McIngvale — typically uses the winnings from his large wagers to offset promotions at his furniture stores, where customers receive refunds on purchases if the local team wins. The wagers are often on teams located near his home base of Houston in order to entice customers. It's unclear if this wager on the Cowboys is tied to a promotion.
The furniture magnate didn't do too well on his last bet. His most recent wager of more than $3 million was placed on fellow home state team TCU for its national championship tilt with Georgia earlier this month.
Mack put $2 million on the TCU moneyline and another $1 million on the TCU spread at +13 (-110). The wager could have netted about $9 million.
Instead, it went down in flames nearly instantaneously. Georgia won the game 65-7.
The TCU moneyline wagers had been done in tandem with a mattress promotion in which customers could have received two times their money back if they spent more than $3,000 at his store.
Those losses were offset a few months earlier, however, when Mack won the most on-the-record money in sports betting history when he won about $73 million on a series of Astros futures. The Astros beat the Phillies in November in six games.
That wager had also been tied to a store promotion.