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Why A Man Dressed As A Mattress Needed To Win A $9 Million Sports Bet

In 2017, a Texan furniture salesman with a proclivity for dressing like a mattress got millions of dollars of insurance coverage at a casino. And it worked out perfectly.

This is the story of Mattress Mack and his promise to refund thousands of mattress sales if the Astros won the World Series.

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Bronson Arcuri is a video producer at NPR, where he directs the "Planet Money Shorts" video series and helps out with Tiny Desk Concerts from time to time. He also produced "Elise Tries" and "Ron's Office Hours" along with the "Junior Bugler" series, which he still insists was "pretty good for what it was."