Mattress Mack out of $9.5 million after losing historic Super Bowl bet

HOUSTON – Popular Houstonian and furniture guru Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale is now out of a large amount of cash after he bet on the losing team for Super Bowl LVI.

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KPRC 2 caught up with Mack after Sunday night’s big game to get his response to the defeat.

Mack says he and his wife watched the game at Camp Hope in north Houston with about 70 veterans who are dealing with PTSD and suicidal tendencies.

He said they had faith the Cincinnati Bengals would pull it off until the last few plays.

When asked how he felt about losing the $5,000,000, he said he put things into perspective Sunday night.

“To see those brave, valiant soldiers out there rebuilding their lives, it makes me losing a football game seem very, very minuscule,” Mack said.

Watch his full interview above.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.