HOUSTON – Jim McIngvale, otherwise known to Houstonians as “Mattress Mack,” placed a $3.46 million Super Bowl bet on Tampa Bay and won.
According to DraftKings, the owner of Gallery Furniture flew to Colorado where he bet on an app from the Colorado Springs airport.
In a statement posted on the DraftKings website, Mack reportedly said, “Tampa Bay is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and led by the greatest football player of all time in Tom Brady, so I’m betting big on the Bucs who have overcome tough matchups throughout this postseason. The NFL has only seen eight instances of back-to-back champions and none in the past 16 years, so I like my chances going into Super Bowl LV for this trend to continue.”
DraftKings reports that it currently has had the Bucs as a three-point underdog most of the past week. At the current situation, McIngvale’s $3.46 million bet would pay winnings of $2,724,409.45, meaning a total, whopping payout of $6,184,409.45, according to DraftKings.
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