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‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings’ record

/ 04:38 PM May 28, 2019
James Holzhauer "Jeopardy" sensation

“Jeopardy!” sensation James Holzhauer speaks after being presented with a key to the Las Vegas Strip in front of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign in Las Vegas. Holzhauer’s winning streak is still going and he may be track to surpass Ken Jennings’ record earnings in the next month. Image: AP/Las Vegas Review Journal/Caroline Brehman

LOS ANGELES, California — 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, May 27, won his 28th straight game with an additional $130,222 (about P6 million) 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 (almost P7 million).

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Before his run, the previous episode record was $77,000 (about P4 million) and was set by Roger Craig in 2010.

Holzhauer’s total earnings are now at $2,195,557 (about P114 million). That is $325,143 (almost P17 million) shy of Ken Jennings’ $2,520,700 (about P131 million), which he won in 74 episodes in 2004. HM/JB

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