Mattress Mack Banks $75M with Astros' World Series Win
The Houston Astros are MLB champions, beating the Phillies 4-1 and securing the title. However, they are not the only big winners of the bunch. Jim McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and known widely as “Mattress Mack,” placed early futures bets on the Astros winning the title. As they lifted the trophy, Mattress Mack heard the sounds of the $75 million return on his gamble. While it’s a pretty pay day, McIngvale’s customers also win, as he promised a full refund to anyone who bought of $3,000 worth of furniture if the Astros took home the title.
Drake and 21 Savage Lock in Top Spots Across Streaming Platforms
Her Loss dropped on Friday, but it’s quickly ascending to No. 1. The joint album by Drake and 21 Savage currently occupies the top 16 spots on the most-streamed lists on Apple Music. Similarly, on Spotify, it sits in the 16 of the top 17 spots, with the only exception being Taylor Swifts’s “Anti-hero,” which took the No. 11 spot. The album racked up 150 million streams on its first day, and is expected to move upwards of 350,000 units in its first week.
Nets Layout Clear Path Forward for Kyrie Irving
The Brooklyn Nets are figuring what the future may look like for Kyrie Irving. Irving shared a film with troubling antisemetic opinions on his social media channels, sparking outrage. The team has currently suspended him for “at least” five games. Shams Charania cited inside sources, which reported that the Nets have told Kyrie that in order to be reinstated, he must complete sensitivity training and antisemitism training, while also meeting with leaders from the Jewish community. In order to secure his return, Irving must also meet with team owner, Joe Tsai, to demonstrate his understanding.
Georgia Secures SEC Dominance with Huge Win over Tennessee
It was a wild day in college football. All eyes were on Athens as the Bulldogs took on the Vols. No. 1 Georgia is expected to keep its top spot in the AP Poll following its 27-13 victory over Tennessee. Elsewhere, LSU shocked Alabama with a two-point conversion to win 32-31 at home and No. 4 Clemson lost to an unranked Notre Dame.
Powerball Posts Biggest Jackpot of All Time at $1.9 Billion
Would you take the annual installments or the lump sum? This is the question millions of Americans are asking themselves this week as the Powerball jackpot continues to grow. No one matched the winning numbers on Saturday, meaning that the potential payout increased to $1.9 billion.
Berkshire Hathaway Posts Huge Q3, Orchestrated $1B Stock Buyback
Warren Buffett can’t miss. Amidst reports that the world’s richest have lost somewhere in the ballpark of $315 billion in 2022, Buffett’s clear-headed strategy continues to set him apart. Berkshire Hathaway posted a 20% increase in operating earnings, totaling nearly $7.8 billion. It also completed a $1 billion stock buyback program. Like others, they did experience market-driven loss resulting in a net loss of $2.69 billion.