Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'

Joann Johnston
April 10, 2019

Professional gambler James Holzauer broke the record for single-game winnings on the game show Jeopardy!, taking home almost $111,000 on Tuesday's episode. That's just how much money he won today.

"I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record, and I did it", Holzhauer said, via ABC 11.

Jeopardy's new record-holder for single-game winnings ...

The show said in a news release that James Holzhauer won the game with a total of $110,914.

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What's even more exciting is that Holzhauer's prize, $110,914, holds a special numerical significance - it's his daughter birthday.

Holzhauer, who is a professional sports bettor, now has a four-day total of $244,365.

As Deadspin reports, contestant James Holzhauer made a big bet that paid off handsomely when he answered the Final Jeopardy! question, "Ironically, it's a metaphor, meaning a huge step forward, but this two-word process only occurs at the atomic level". On Wednesday, he'll try to go for his fifth win.

The professional gambler has a history of competing on game shows, having won an appearance on Game Show Network's The Chase back in 2014 and been called one of the toughest competitors in the show's history.

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