‘Jeopardy!’ champ defeated before reaching all-time prize-money record

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 01:44:39-04

The winning streak is over.

Professional sports gambler James Holzhauer was defeated on “Jeopardy!” Monday night after winning 32 consecutive games.

He fell just short of the “Jeopardy!” total prize-money record.

Holzhauer came into the episode with $2,462,216 in winnings, nipping at the heels of Ken Jennings and his all-time mark of $2,520,700.

University of Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher edged him out, ending one of the most dominating streaks in show history.

What had made Holzhauer’s run so amazing was the scores of his massive wins. He was nearly equal to Jennings in prize money, despite Jennings winning 74 consecutive games back in 2004. He’s the all-time single-game winner with $131,127 from the April 17 game.

The show maintains a list of top 10 single-day cash wins, and Holzhauer’s name is now on every line.