‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider Surpasses $1 Million in Total Winnings
“It feels amazing, it feels strange,” said Schneider about her record-breaking achievement. “It’s not a sum of money I ever anticipated would be associated with my name.”
Taking home $42,200 during Friday’s episode, she joins champions Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio in the million-dollar club by earning a total of $1,019,001 in non-tournament play, becoming the first female contestant to do so.
She is quickly beating Amodio’s recent achievements, as he surpassed the $1 million mark in September 2021 during his 28th game, as well, earning a total of $1,004,001. If Schneider’s lucky streak continues, she would need to win a total of 34 games to beat Amodio’s record for the second-most consecutive wins at 33. To take Amodio’s place as the third highest-winning contestant ever, she would need to earn over $500,000 to surpass the $1,518,601 total Amodio won over his 38-game streak. Schneider is only four games away from taking Holzhauer’s spot for the third-most consecutive wins at 32.
Longtime champ and current guest host Jennings still holds the records for most consecutive wins and highest winnings in regular season play with a total of $2,520,700. Behind him is Holzhauer with $2,462,216, who also holds to record for the highest winnings in a single game.
Schneider will return on Monday, January 10, to continue down her path of Jeopardy! domination.
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