'Jeopardy' Champ James Holzhauer Nears Ken Jennings' Record - NECN

'Jeopardy' Champ James Holzhauer Nears Ken Jennings' Record

Holzhauer's total earnings are now at $2,195,557

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    'Jeopardy!' Contestant Breaks 9-Year-Old Record

    "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer set a new record on the game show after winning $110,914 in a single day (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    James Holzhauer's "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings' record earnings in the next month.

    Holzhauer on Monday won his 28th straight game with an additional $130,222 in winnings, the second highest single-day sum ever recorded on the show. The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas also holds the all-time record, which is $131,127.

    Before his run, the previous episode record was $77,000 and was set by Roger Craig in 2010.

    Holzhauer's total earnings are now at $2,195,557. That's $325,143 shy of Ken Jennings' $2,520,700, which he won in 74 episodes in 2004.