The 34- year-old won Friday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” with a total of $74,400, making it his 27 th straight win. Holzhauer’s overall winnings have now accumulated to $2,065,535
The professional sports bettor from Las Vegas is the 2nd individual in the show’s history to make more than $2 million in regular-season (non-tournament) play.
James Holzhauer won his 27 th consecutive “Jeopardy!” game on Friday. He also ended up being the second individual in the program’s history to make more than $2 million in regular-season (non-tournament) play.
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The only other player to earn more than $2 million is Ken Jennings, who earned $2,520,700 throughout a historical 74- game winning streak.
Given that Holzhauer began completing on the video game program in early April, he has actually shattered numerous records He surpassed $ 1 million in the fastest time ever last month and most notably, he broke the show’s record for single-day money jackpots on April 9th’s episode.
Prior to Holzhauer came along, the one-day record was held by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, when he took home $77,000 in a single video game.
What was even more interesting was that Holzhauer’s very first record-breaking reward, $110,914, held a special mathematical significance — it’s his daughter birthday. She was born upon November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).
” I stated all along that I wished to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.