“Jeopardy!” contestants James Holzhauer broke the show’s single-game winning record. Then he broke his own record a week later.
James Holzhauer is unstoppable.
On Tuesday’s episode, the savvy “Jeopardy!” contestants only became the second person in the game program’s 35-year history to earn more than $ 1 million in regular-season (non-tournament) games.
Holzhauer, 34, a professional sports player from Las Vegas, won $ 118,816 on Tuesday’s show and has won $ 1,061,554 in 14 matches. He is bestowed only by computer programmers-turned writer Ken Jennings, who knocked out $ 2,520,700 over 74 games in 2004.
Winning his 14th game, Holzhauer now places the fourth time “Jeopardy!” in sequel-winning list, after Jennings (who won 74 games), Julia Collins (20) and David Madden (19). He also broke his own record for the highest engagement gains in the show’s history and earned $ 131,127 in the April 17 episode.
James Holzhauer has had a story running on “Jeopardy!” (Photo: Sony Pictures Television)