MATTRESS MACK won a record payout of Â£65MILLION after the Houston Astros won the world series.
The furniture magnate, real name Jim McIngvale, placed Â£8.5m worth of bets with various sports books on his team.
The Astros didn’t let the 71-year-old down, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in Game 6 to claim World Series glory.
Mattress Mack was sat front and centre for the occasion, decked out in his Astros jersey and baseball cap.
And upon the moment of victory he couldn’t hide his delight, jumping up and down and high-fiving those around him – before celebrating with the Astros’ cheerleaders.
He even threw out the first pitch before the game, making it a truly memorable day for the businessman.
After the game, he tweeted a picture of himself with a briefcase full of cash.
He wrote: “How tweet it is 75 million (USD).”
Mattress Mack also wrote a sincere message of thanks to the city of Houston, the Astros and his wife Linda.
He may feel he was due a big victory – after earlier this year losing Â£1 million after his horse was beaten in the Kentucky Derby.
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And that was just three months after he lostÂ Â£7million on the Bengals in the Super Bowl.
Sports betting is currently illegal in the state of Texas, where Mattress Mack lives, so he either travels to Las Vegas to place his bets or drives 100 miles east into Louisiana to punt online.
But the genius of his system is that he always wins – even when his bets lose.
He often ties in his mega money wagers with promotions running in his furniture shops in which anyone who buys a mattress will get their money back if his bet wins.
His in-store promos have been so successful that he is always in a win-win situation when he places his massive bets.
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