Entertainment ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Matt Amodio Becomes Third To Break Million-Dollar Mark
Jeopardy! Contestant Matt Amodio Wins 33rd Victory — And Now Has the Second-Most Consecutive Wins
Matt Amodio called it a "surreal experience" to be second behind Ken Jennings, who holds the record for the most consecutive victories with 74 wins in a row Must be nice having time to throw shade on Twitter.Us #Jeopardy champions with 0 career losses have actual work to do. https://t.co/7ofV8CUXef— Matt Amodio (@AmodioMatt) September 20, 2021 "Must be nice having time to throw shade on Twitter," Amodio responded in a quote tweet. "Us #Jeopardy champions with 0 career losses have actual work to do." It all appeared to be in good fun, as Amodio later praised Holzhauer before surpassing his winning streak.
, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Conn., has become the third person in Jeopardy! history to earn more than $1 million in non-tournament play.
On today’s episode, Amodio’s 28th victory brought his total winnings to $1,004,001. He won $48,800 on today’s show to put him over the million-dollar mark.
The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season games are Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak yielded $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 over the course of 32 victories.
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Now Second On Show’s All-Time Consecutive Wins List
Just one week after he became only the third contestant in Jeopardy! history to win more than $1 million, Matt Amodio took ownership of another record. Tonight, he became the player with the second-highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history. Amodio’s streak is now 33, placing him behind only Ken Jennings, who remains number one with a massive 74 wins.
“This was beyond my wildest dreams going in,” Amodio said. “I knew it was a possibility, but I thought it was a very remote possibility, and to have it actually happen is unbelievable.”
Amodio’s next change to increase his stake arrives Monday.
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Mayim Bialik will be the first guest host for "Jeopardy!" following Mike Richards' one-day tenure as Alex Trebek's successor. Bialik, who was named the host of the game show's primetime specials and spinoffs, will tape three weeks worth of episodes, Sony Pictures TV said on Monday. CNN first reported that Bialik was going to host this week, adding that the "Call Me Kat" star is being considered for the permanent role. A rep for Sony declined to comment on if she was being considered. Richards stepped down as permanent host of the syndicated Sony quiz show on Friday, the day after it returned to production with Richards behind the podium.