Man wagers $3.5 million on the Astros winning the World Series

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale placing a $3.5 million bet on the Astros winning the World Series. (WXXV)

HOUSTON, Texas (WTHR) — One man in Houston is so sure the Astros will win the World Series he is wagering $3.5 million on it.

Jim McIngvale, known as "Mattress Mack," placed the bet at a casino in Mississippi.

If he wins, he'll make around $11.5 million dollars. He's said he'd use part of those winnings to give back.

"A lot of people of customers are going to get free mattresses, that's what we're going to do, so it should be a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to a great October in Houston and go Astros!" McIngvale said.

The Astros have already won their division, so the odds might be in his favor.

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