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.
The security guard reportedly shoved by Ezekiel Elliott at the Electric Daisy Carnival on May 18 is awaiting a mea culpa from the Dallas Cowboys running back.
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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