A Houston, Texas furniture store owner, and avid sports bettor, is going all in on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are betting underdogs, to top the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV that is taking place this Sunday.
According to ESPN’s David Purdum, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale flew into Colorado Springs on Wednesday, logged on to the DraftKings mobile betting app while in the airport and placed one of the largest bets ever on the Super Bowl, a whopping $3.46 million on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are at +3.5.
Should the Bucs cover the spread, McIngvale would win $2.72 million. McIngvale is known for making large sports bets, and isn’t alone in his mega bet on the Bucs, as a bettor with BetMGM in Nevada placed a $2.3 million wager on Tampa Bay last week.
“Tampa Bay is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and led by the greatest football player of all time in Tom Brady, so I’m betting big on the Bucs who have overcome tough matchups throughout this postseason,” McIngvale said, according to an official press release issued by DraftKings.
“Mack has been a great customer and is someone we have history with after taking his sizeable wager on the World Series a couple seasons ago,” Johnny Avello, DraftKings’ sportsbook director, said in the release.