James Holzhauer has entered the legendary “Jeopardy!” history books once again, reaching $2,195,557 for his 28thconsecutive win.
He on average has won $78,413 per show and has 97% accuracy in answers. And, Holzhauer is only the second contestant to have ever passed $2 million during a winning streak.
Before the reigning game show king record-breaker contestant prior player Ken Jennings had a 74-game total capped at $2,520,700.
The question remains if Holzhauer will become the biggest winner in the long-standing “Jeopardy!” series.
The phenomenal player has bettors on edge to see if the show’s 55-years of airing will route to one of the biggest game show wins in 2019. He already has broken another record of single-game win when he took home a purse of $131,127. The next odds he will surpass this are eye-catching and popping in excitement.
The 34-year-old from Las Vegas still has a ways to go from the total winnings record held by Jennings back in 2004. But, the professional gambler turned television gold mine is certainly close to making the mark one for the books and bookies.
Holzhauer credits his winning streak to his professional career skills as a gambler. As he was quoted in a spiffy “New York Times” article, “You could make an analogy to sports betting or poker tournaments…There are big advantages to having a lot of chips early on in a poker tournament. You can make plays that other people can’t.”
Current odds for James Holzhauer to become the biggest winner in “Jeopardy!” history:
- Biggest Winner +155
- Will Not Set Record -220
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