& # 39; Jeopardy! & # 39; champion James Holzhauer exceeds $ 2 million with the 27th consecutive victory
"Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer has marked another major milestone on the game program.
The 34-year-old won Friday's episode of "Jeopardy!" With a total of $ 74,400, making it their 27th straight victory. Holzhauer's total profits have now been raised to $ 2,065,535.
The professional sports player from Las Vegas is the second person in the show's history to earn more than $ 2 million in regular (non-tournament) games.
James Holzhauer won his 27th consecutive "Jeopardy!" games on Friday. He also became the second person in the show's history to earn more than $ 2 million in regular (non-tournament) games.
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"JEOPARDY" CHAMP JAMES HOLZHAUER WINS 23RD CONSECUTIVE GAME
The only other player earning more than $ 2 million is Ken Jennings, who won $ 2,520,700 during a historic 74-game winning streak.
Since Holzhauer started to compete on the game program in early April, he has broken several records. He surpassed $ 1 million in the shortest time ever last month and, above all, he broke the show's record for a one-day cash win on April 9.
& # 39; JEOPARDY! & # 39; CHAMP BREAKS 1-DAY RECORD ANOTHER TIME
Before joining Holzhauer, a day's record of Roger Craig was held on September 19, 2010, when he took home $ 77,000 in a single game.
What was even more exciting was that Holzhauer's first record price, $ 110,914, held a particular numerical significance – it's his daughter's birthday. She was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).
& # 39; JEOPARDY! & # 39; CONTESTANT SETS NEW GAME-CASH WINNINGS RECORD
"I always said I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record and I did," Holzhauer said.