Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer nearing Ken Jennings record
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 (all figures US) 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.
Congratulations, <a href="https://twitter.com/James_Holzhauer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@James_Holzhauer</a>! You just passed $2,000,000 in total winnings. Don't wager it all in one place! 😉 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChasingKen?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChasingKen</a> <a href="https://t.co/aa9Tv2Siv8">pic.twitter.com/aa9Tv2Siv8</a>—@Jeopardy
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.
It all comes down to this. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChasingKen?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChasingKen</a> <a href="https://t.co/X1nTNNJ7V9">pic.twitter.com/X1nTNNJ7V9</a>—@Jeopardy