Matt Amodio, a Ph.D pupil from New Haven, Conn., has develop into the third individual in “Jeopardy!” historical past to earn greater than $1 million in non-tournament play.
On Friday’s episode, Amodio’s twenty eighth victory introduced his complete winnings to $1,004,001. He received $48,800 on right now’s present to place him over the million-dollar mark.
The one different contestants to win greater than $1 million in common season video games are Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak yielded $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 over the course of 32 victories.
“This was past my wildest desires entering into,” Amodio stated. “I knew it was a chance, however I assumed it was a really distant chance, and to have it truly occur is unbelievable.”
Amodio’s subsequent change to extend his stake arrives Monday.