'Jeopardy!' Contestant Jason Zuffranieri Wins His 18th Game and Brings Earnings to Half a Million

Jason Zuffranieri is a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Eighteen wins and counting!

Jeopardy! contestant Jason Zuffranieri won his 18th game on the long-running game show series on Tuesday, when viewers watched him bring his total winnings to $502,096.

His win made Zuffranieri only the third contestant in the series’ history to earn more than half a million in regular-season, non-tournament play. He follows fellow Jeopardy! contestants Ken Jennings ($2,520,700) and James Holzhauer ($2,462,216).

Jason Zuffranieri

Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently in fifth place on the all-time Jeopardy! consecutive games list.

Ahead of him in the rankings are: Jennings (74 games), Holzhauer (32 games), Julia Collins (20 games) and David Madden (19 games).

Viewers can see Zuffranieri return to face two new Jeopardy! challengers on Wednesday. Check local listings.

The Alex Trebek-hosted show is currently in its 36th season.

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