Jeopardy!: James Holzhauer scores 29th victory, moving closer to money-winning record
“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer broke the show’s single-game winning record. Then, he broke his own record a week later.
On “Jeopardy!,” James marches on.
Reigning champ James Holzhauer continued his domination of the popular game show Tuesday, claiming his 29th consecutive victory with a winning score of $59,381.
That amount is huge by traditional ‘Jeopardy!’ standards but below Holzhauer’s jaw-dropping daily average of $77,756.
“Who needs Powerball? All you need is 28 days on ‘Jeopardy!'” legendary host Alex Trebek said at the start of Tuesday’s episode, referring to the current champ.
Holzhauer achieved another runaway win, securing his victory by the end of Double Jeopardy. His challengers finished with $16,801 and $10 following Final Jeopardy.
With Tuesday’s haul, Holzhauer’s overall winnings total $2,254,938, solidifying his No. 2 spot in prize money and putting him less than $300,000 away from Ken Jennings’ all-time “Jeopardy!” total of $2,520,700. They are the only two “Jeopardy!” contestants to amass $2 million in regular, non-tournament winnings, a barrier Holzhauer crossed in Friday’s episode.
Holzhauer, known for his aggressive clue selection and wagering strategy, also has the second-highest number of “Jeopardy!” victories, but substantially trails Jennings’ record 74 wins.