If Astros win World Series, gambler will earn record payout


              Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, of Houston, left, stands near a stack of mattresses he was giving away in Atlantic City N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. A prolific gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series, including what sports books say would be the largest payout on a single legal sports bet in U.S. history. McIngvale has wagered a total of $10 million with numerous sports books on an Astros victory.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, of Houston, shakes hands with a woman he had just given a free mattress in Atlantic City N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. A prolific gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series, including what sports books say would be the largest payout on a single legal sports bet in U.S. history. McIngvale has wagered a total of $10 million with numerous sports books on an Astros victory. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
            
              Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale, of Houston, holds some of the tickets in Atlantic City N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, showing bets he has made on the Houston Astros to win the baseball World Series. A prolific gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series, including what sports books say would be the largest payout on a single legal sports bet in U.S. history. McIngvale has wagered a total of $10 million with numerous sports books on an Astros victory. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
If Astros win World Series, gambler will earn record payout