Published: Wed, May 22, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Ken Jennings Sends 'Jeopardy's James Holzhauer Props Following Latest Win

Ken Jennings Sends 'Jeopardy's James Holzhauer Props Following Latest Win

Entering Tuesday night's episode, he was at just a shade under $1.8 million in his 23 wins, rapidly closing in on Ken Jennings' mark of almost $2.5 million. That's not bad work if you can get it. A very wealthy and dominant machine.

James Holzhauer, 34, has won almost $1.9million, which he has amassed over 24 consecutive wins on the hit quiz show Jeopardy!

If Holzhauer keeps winning at his current daily average, he's expected to break Jennings' record.

Context: Holzhauer's streak is the second-highest streak all-time on "Jeopardy!" since the show allowed competitors to come back after five games. Holzhauer averages $76,601 per game, which is higher than Jennings, who averaged $34,064 per game. I may hold a bunch of Jeopardy! records, but at heart I'm just a fan of the show. "And for any real Jeopardy! fan, this streak is something special".

On Monday he added $89,229 to his pot and on Tuesday it was $86,905.

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Jeopardy! returned to its regular contestants after a two-week hiatus in which teachers competed on the show.

Holzhauer's name is all over the "Jeopardy!".

"I'm used to gambling", he told Vulture.

Ratings are in for the week of May 6, and without Holzhauer's rising tide, "Jeopardy's" ratings boat has sunk by 27%.

'I dedicated myself to learning at least the basics of every subject I could imagine popping up on the show, ' he said. The most Holzhauer has won in a single day is $131,127. Holzhauer's staying power might only be as good as his "Daily Double" bets.

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