Canadian 'Jeopardy' champ Mattea Roach ends historic streak after 23 wins
This image released by Sony Pictures Television shows Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Canadian contestant on the game show "Jeopardy!" (Tyler Golden/Sony Pictures Television via AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, May 6, 2022 7:59PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, May 6, 2022 8:10PM EDT
Canadian “Jeopardy” champion Mattea Roach has come to the end of a winning streak that put her in the TV show's Hall of Fame.
After 23 wins, the 23-year-old law school tutor fell short on Friday's episode by just one dollar.
Her final score was $15,599, and the winner - Danielle Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Georgia - ended up with $15,600.
She hasthe fifth-longest win streak and the fifth-highest earnings in the show's regular season with a total haul of US$560,983.
But Roach's “Jeopardy” journey isn't over - she has qualified for the show's Tournament of Champions.
The tournament is set to air in the fall.
Roach lives in Toronto, but she has said on the show that she spent her childhood and part of her adolescence in Halifax, and has also lived in Calgary and Moncton, N.B.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2022.