The Las Vegas professional sports gambler needs $58,485 to top the total of $2,520,700 won by Ken Jennings during his 74-game winning streak in 2004.
James Holzhauer acknowledged that luck has played a big role in his “Jeopardy!” winning streak, and that he didn’t know the answers to numerous Daily Doubles fielded by other contestants.
The 34-year-old now has won $2,382,583 and is only $138,117 away from Jennings’ all-time regular-play earnings mark.
With his 30th win and another $69,033 on Wednesday, James Holzhauer continued to gain ground on “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings.
If James Holzhauer reverts to averaging nearly $78 thousand per game, he will surpass Ken Jennings’ total on Monday’s program.
The Las Vegas pro sports bettor’s win of $130,022 is the second-highest one-day total in the 35-year history of the game show.
The Las Vegan won his 27th straight “Jeopardy!” game Friday, and his $74,400 win ran his total to $2,065,535, joining Ken Jennings as the show’s only $2 million men in regular play.
James Holzhauer now has the 14 highest daily totals in the 35-year history of the game show.
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The Las Vegas professional sports bettor made $86,905 on Tuesday to run his total winnings to $1,867,142 and inch closer to Ken Jennings’ record of $2.5 million.