Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer eclipsed the $1-million mark in winnings on Tuesday during his 14th appearance on the game show.
After breaking the single-game winnings record twice, the professional gambler from Las Vegas counts his total season winnings at $1,061,554.
Holzhauer first won $110,914 on April 9 in a single game, breaking the previous record of $77,000.
Holzhauer then broke his own single-day record by winning $131,127 on April 17.
The 35-year-old father already has the top five one-day scores in the history of the game, which has aired regularly since 1984.
Holzhauer is quick on his feet and quick with the buzzer, displays an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and — true to his profession — is cold-blooded in his willingness to risk large amounts of money.
The show’s most hallowed records, set in 2004 when Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row and earned more than $2.5 million, seem like a plausible goal.
We can hardly keep track of James's Jeopardy! winnings! Luckily, we just launched the official James Tracker to monitor his progress.
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) April 24, 2019
“My goal was just to be less nervous than the other players,” Holzhauer told the Associated Press. “Whenever I felt overwhelmed, I snapped my fingers three times and pictured a fun snow festival with my daughter.”
Many fans of Jeopardy! took to Twitter to celebrate Holzhauer’s accomplishments.
He is my favorite jeopardy player of all time!
— Valerie Principi (@ValeriePrincipi) April 24, 2019
— jane church (@janehex) April 24, 2019
Congrats James!! 🥳🎆🎇✨🎉🎊
Keep up the winning…it is exciting to watch you play.
— Bowie's Girl Deb (@BowiesGirl_Deb) April 24, 2019
You are bringing joy, excitement to living rooms nationwide! What a mind you have but what a made for TV personality, too!
— Johanna Duzy Hindle (@johannahindle) April 24, 2019
What an amazing accomplishment by James!! Congrats!! I’m predicting he can win at least 20 games.
— Jeff Veloso (@jveloso100) April 24, 2019
Keep on keeping on !!!!! pic.twitter.com/18kg8ZJCHR
— Carol J Swan (@CarolSw96569934) April 24, 2019
—With files from the Associated Press
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