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Entertainment'Jeopardy!' juggernaut James Holzhauer moves closer to $2 million winnings with 25th win

08:05  23 may  2019
08:05  23 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Wins Another $73,000

Jeopardy Champ James Holzhauer Wins Another $73,000 “They knew the answer, I guessed,” Holzhauer said Wednesday about getting it right on Final Jeopardy.

James Holzhauer (born July 1984) is an American game show contestant and professional sports gambler. He is the fifth highest-earning American game show contestant of all time and best known

James Holzhauer extended his ' Jeopardy !' winning streak to an even two dozen Tuesday, as he moves ever closer to the $ 2 million mark. ' Jeopardy !' champ James Holzhauer extends amazing streak with his 24th victory.

'Jeopardy!' juggernaut James Holzhauer moves closer to $2 million winnings with 25th win © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

Another day, another triumph for reigning "Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer.

Holzhauer, 34, recorded his 25th consecutive win on Wednesday's edition of the popular quiz show.

With $71,885 in winnings Wednesday, Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, now sits at $1,939,027 in total prize money. He would cross the $2 million barrier with one more victory at his current daily average of $77,561.

Holzhauer's streak has spurred renewed interest in the venerable quiz show, which –with host Alex Trebek – is celebrating its 35th anniversary season.

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer is $9K shy of $2 million

'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer is $9K shy of $2 million "Jepoardy!" contestant James Holzhauer was close to the $2 million mark, but alas, it wasn't enough. 

James Holzhauer is a professional gambler who is the current Jeopardy champion and broke the James Holzhauer is a professional gambler from Las Vegas who is the current “ Jeopardy ” He has since continued his dominant run on the game show, winning a total of ,691,008, second only to

CLOSE . " Jeopardy !" contestant James Holzhauer broke the show's single-game winning record. As " Jeopardy !" host Alex Trebek pointed out Thursday, if contestant James Holzhauer keeps That made it 11 wins in a row. On Wednesday, the professional sports gambler scored 1,127, beating

Holzhauer ranks second all-time in "Jeopardy!" victories and prize money. He trails only Ken Jennings, who remains in the top spot on both lists: 74 victories and $2,520,700 in prize winnings.

Although the current champ remains far from Jennings' win total, he's closing in on the money crown based on a playing strategy that features picking higher-dollar clues first and betting aggressively on Daily Doubles.

Holzhauer's average daily winnings eclipse the previous one-day high, $77,000, set by Roger Craig in 2010. If he keeps winning and continues at that winnings pace, he will be surpass Jennings' money mark with fewer than 10 more victories.

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'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer likely owes $1.2 million in taxes.
"Jeopardy" champion and professional sports bettor James Holzhauer lost in his 33rd episode of the TV game show, which aired on Monday, finishing $58,484 short of the all-time winnings record . (The show aired first on the CBS affiliate in Montgomery, Alabama, on Monday.) Of course, Holzhauer, 34, won big. He made $2,462,216 in those 33 appearances, including the $2,000 prize he received for finishing second in his last show on Monday. Only one "Jeopardy" champion, Ken Jennings, has made more money ($2,520,700) and had more appearances (74). The IRS also won big.

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