Jeopardy! Contestant Shatters His Own Record with $131,127 Single-Day Win
The victory marks James Holzhauer's 10th straight win
He’s done it again!
Holzhauer took home a total of $131,127 on Wednesday’s episode. His previous record of $110,914 in a single game was set just eight days ago on April 9, 2019.
The victory marks Holzhauer’s 10th straight win. He has now won $697,787 in total.
Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, shattered the previous record of $77,000 made by Roger Craig on Sept. 19, 2010.
“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer previously said in a press release.
The release also noted that the $110,914 was extra significant to Holzhauer because his daughter’s birthday is November 9, 2014 — 11/09/14.
According to the Washington Post, each large wager that Holzhauer made on the game show was in honor of an important date in his life — for example, “his wedding anniversary, the birthdays for his dad, nephew and daughter.”
“Family and friends will always mean more to me than any amount of money or Jeopardy! wins,” he told the Post. “I wanted to show them my love in an unconventional way.”
It is unclear if his new win of $131,127 holds a special meaning.
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