‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Shatters Single-Game Record With $110,000 Win

Sergio Cunningham
April 11, 2019

The record was previously set by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, when he took home $77,000 in a single game.

His daughter was born on November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).

Still, he has a long way to go to catch Ken Jennings, who won more than $2.5 million during a 74-game winning streak in 2004. He'll face two new challengers Wednesday.

Contestants on Jeopardy! are given answers to unknown questions.

While plenty of viewers were no doubt scratching their heads at that one, Holzhauer correctly wrote down "WHAT IS QUANTUM LEAP".

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James Holzhauer, a sports bettor originally from Naperville, Illinois, won his fourth consecutive appearance on the popular game show Tuesday night, and did so in dominating fashion.

"I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record and I did it", Holzhauer said, according to a release.

"I get nervous on Jeopardy", he confessed.

James Holtzhauer, 34, broke a record on the game show Thursday when he racked up $110,914, the most any contestant has ever won in a single game. Holzhauer, who had already been a three-day champion by the time Tuesday's episode aired, now has made $244,365 during his run.

Game show host Alex Trebek rehearses his lines on the set of the "Jeopardy!".

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