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Jeopardy! Contestant Becomes Show's New Second-Highest Cash Winner


It’s probably too soon to start planning his victory parade, but congratulations are definitely in order for Jeopardy!


After winning his eighth consecutive episode on Monday, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler’s total earnings reached $460,479.


legend Ken Jennings, who took home an incredible $2,520,700 from his 74-game winning streak.


“When I watch at home, I always root for the contestants to bet big on Daily Doubles,” Las Vegas-based Holzhauer said in a statement, attributing his success to his willingness to take big risks.


Holzhauer will return to face two new contestants on Tuesday’s episode, his ninth overall.


Earlier this month, he set the record for the highest single-day cash winnings when he ended the April 9 episode with $110,914.






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