​While Houston celebrates the Astros' World Series championship, local furniture store owner Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is writing quite the check. Actually, make that *checks*.

Mattress Mack has had a noted history of betting on sporting events to help promote his business.

In 2014, McIngvale didn’t hedge on two uninsured promotions and lost big.

His company offered a refund on any purchase of at least $6,000 if the Seahawks beat the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. When Seattle won, he paid out almost $8 million.

Later that year, to celebrate his 63rd birthday, McIngvale offered a refund on any purchase of at least $6,300 if the Astros won 63 or more games in the regular season. They won 70, costing him about $7.5 million.


You would figure those two losses alone would help him keep his mouth shut, but his latest promotion is going to cost him yet again. Mattress Mack offered a refund on any mattress purchase of at least $3,000 if the Astros win the World Series.

The cool thing about all of this? Mattress Mack doesn't not mind losing. That's how much he loves Houston. 

“I’m wearing my Astros orange right now,” he said during the series. “I’ve got 142 tickets to the games I’m giving to our customers and employees, and we’re bleeding orange."

When Hurricane Harvey hit, Mattress Mack opened the doors to his stores and let hundreds of people take refuge there for a few nights, as well as fly first responders in a private jet to Game 6 of the World Series. Pure class.

If you didn't already have a favorite mattress store owner, you do now.