Mattress Mack put $2 million on the Dallas Cowboys to beat the San Francisco 49ers this weekend in the NFL playoffs. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Sports bettor and entrepreneur Jim “Mattress Mac” MacIngville has placed a $2 million bet on the Dallas Cowboys defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL playoffs this weekend. It’s the latest in a long line of huge bets the Texas-based businessman has made in recent years.
You’ll win $3.35 million if the Cowboys come out on top
The Cowboys will face the 49ers on Sunday in California in the final game of the NFC Divisional Round. Mattress Mack has personally placed his bet with Caesars Sportsbook, and is expected to win $3.35 million if the Cowboys come out on top. Mack’s bet on the Cowboys underdogs is in two separate million dollar bets at +165 and +170. Caesars has the 49ers as a four-point favorite.
As he usually does when he places a big bet, Mattress Mack is running a promotion at his Gallery Furniture store in Houston in which customers will receive refunds on eligible mattress purchases of at least $3,000 purchased during the promotional period if the bet is a winner.
Mattress Mack actually put $200,000 on the Cowboys to win the NFC Championship at +650 odds last Monday afternoon. If that pays off, he will have a revenue of approximately $1.5 million. The winner of Sunday’s game will face either the Philadelphia Eagles or the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game on January 29.
Mattrice Mack isn’t the only Texan with a risky bet on the Cowboys this season. The musician and Texas Post Malone promised to get a tattoo of the Cowboys’ legendary No. 88 jersey if the team won the Super Bowl.
The Cowboys haven’t won an NFC Championship since 1995, the same year they won their fifth Super Bowl. The team had a 12-5 record during the regular season and easily defeated the Tom Brady Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs. Led by Dak Prescott, the Cowboys will seek revenge for their defeat last season in the Wild Card round to the 49ers.
A history of big bets
Mattress Mack obviously likes to bet big, many of which are on Texas-based teams. Recently, he placed and lost over $3 million in bets on the TCU Horned Frogs, who played the Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The Bulldogs jumped out to victory, 65-7.
A record-breaking $75 million
The most famous recent bet he made was the bet that brought him a record $75 million in winnings when the Houston Astros won the MLB World Series last year. Of that record win, $73 million was returned to customers as part of his furniture store’s donations, with the remaining $2 million going towards expenses.