Amy Schneider continues to cement her place in Jeopardy! historical past, turning into the fourth contestant to surpass $1 million in whole winnings throughout her twenty eighth consecutive win on Friday, January 7.
“It feels superb, it feels unusual,” mentioned Schneider about her record-breaking achievement. “It’s not a sum of cash I ever anticipated can be related to my identify.”
Taking dwelling $42,200 throughout Friday’s episode, she joins champions Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio within the million-dollar membership by incomes a complete of $1,019,001 in non-tournament play, turning into the primary feminine contestant to take action.
She is rapidly beating Amodio’s current achievements, as he surpassed the $1 million mark in September 2021 throughout his twenty eighth recreation, as nicely, incomes a complete of $1,004,001. If Schneider’s fortunate streak continues, she would wish to win a complete of 34 video games to beat Amodio’s file for the second-most consecutive wins at 33. To take Amodio’s place because the third highest-winning contestant ever, she would wish to earn over $500,000 to surpass the $1,518,601 whole Amodio gained over his 38-game streak. Schneider is barely 4 video games away from taking Holzhauer’s spot for the third-most consecutive wins at 32.
Longtime champ and present visitor host Jennings nonetheless holds the records for many consecutive wins and highest winnings in common season play with a complete of $2,520,700. Behind him is Holzhauer with $2,462,216, who additionally holds to file for the best winnings in a single recreation.
Schneider will return on Monday, January 10, to proceed down her path of Jeopardy! domination.
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