The “Jeopardy!” contestant who shattered the record for single-day cash winnings has done it again.
James Holzhauer brought home $131,127 on Wednesday, breaking the record he set last week by over $20,000 and winning his 10th straight episode. He now holds the top three spots for the single-game winnings record.
Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas, has now won $697,787 on the show. He is second to “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings, who amassed $2,520,700 during his 74-game winning streak.
Before Holzhauer, the previous single-day mark was set by Roger Craig, who won $77,000 in a 2010 episode.
Holzhauer has taken the show by storm with his strategy of aggressively going all in on Daily Doubles.
“When I watch at home, I always root for the contestants to bet big on Daily Doubles,” he said after a win last week. “They get them right most of the time, and it can give them a big leg up on the competition. I’m proud of myself for sticking to that attitude when it was my money on the line.”
The Chicago-area native also has revealed that he studied children’s books to supplement his trivia knowledge before appearing on the show.
“The books there are filled with pictures and fun facts, and they’re a great way to learn the nuts and bolts of any subject,” he told the Naperville Sun.
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