'Jeopardy' champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record
In this May 2, 2019, file photo, "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 "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be track to surpass Ken Jennings’ record earnings in the next month. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, May 27, 2019 11:17PM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- 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 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.