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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.
Professional sports gambler James Holzhauer scored his 28th consecutive Jeopardy win Monday night and is quickly approaching legendary champ Ken Jennings' record earnings. (Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy Productions/Associated Press)

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.

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.

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