“Jeopardy!” Contestant Destroys Show’s Single-Day Cash Winnings Record

James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nev., just annihilated the “Jeopardy!” single-day cash winnings record.  Holzhauer won $110,914 yesterday.  The previous single-game record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010.  In addition to being a huge chunk of change, Holzhauer’s $110,914 take has a special numerical significance: His daughter was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).  “I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.  Yesterday’s win was the fourth in a row for Holzhauer, whose winnings now total $244,365. Holzhauer will face two new challengers today, when he will attempt to win his fifth consecutive game.

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Scott Fox
Scott Fox