Mattress Mack Has Bet Over $4 Million on Houston in March Madness

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Sports Illustrated

By Wilton Jackson The Houston furniture mogul is going all in on the Cougars to win the men’s NCAA tournament. Texas furniture icon Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has placed $4.05 million in wagers on the University of Houston men’s basketball team to win the NCAA tournament. McIngvale, who lives and does business in Houston, is backing a Cougars program that earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region of this year’s Big Dance and will face Northern Kentucky on Thursday evening. During the regular season, the retail magnate placed a $1.05 million bet on Houston to win the national championship …

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