Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Austin Rogers were all big winners when it comes to providing the questions for “Jeopardy!” answers. Now you can add James Holzhauer to the list of really smart people who have won a bunch of money.
Update 9:44 a.m. EDT April 18: Another week, another “Jeopardy!” record shattered.
Holzhauer broke the single day winning record for a second time, winning $131,127 on Wednesday night’s broadcast of the popular answer and question show, The Associated Press reported.
The show was taped on Feb. 12 during his 10th win on the show.
The win came after Alex Trebek posted an update of his health status as he is under treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Original report: The professional sports gambler has broken the record for the most money won on the game show in a single day, taking home $110,914 on Tuesday’s episode, CNN reported.
He blew out the previous record of $77,000 held by Roger Craig, according to CNN.
But it wasn’t Holzhauer’s first win on the show. It was his fourth, with his appearance netting him $244,365 so far.
“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.
Craig held the record since Sept. 19, 2010, according to “Jeopardy’s” records.
The amount also holds a special place in Holzhauer’s heart. His daughter was born on Nov. 9, 2014, or 11/09/14, “Jeopardy!” officials said in a press release.
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