Entertainment TV 'Jeopardy!' Contestant Shatters His Own Record with $131,127 Single-Day Win The victory marks James Holzhauer's 10th straight win By Jodi Guglielmi Jodi Guglielmi Instagram Twitter Writer-Reporter, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 17, 2019 07:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email He’s done it again! Just over a week after being crowned the champion for taking home the most single-day winnings in the show’s history, Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer has once again set a new record. 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. Jeopardy! Contestant Wins Record-Breaking $110,914 in Honor of His Daughter’s Birthday “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. Alex Trebek Returns to Jeopardy! One Week After Revealing Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis 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.” Courtesy of Jeopardy! It is unclear if his new win of $131,127 holds a special meaning. Jeopardy! airs weekdays (check local listings).