LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on “Jeopardy!”
James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record (of $110,914) that viewers saw him set last week.READ MORE: Capitol Riot Suspect From Texas Was Turned In To FBI By Bumble Match, Prosecutors Say
Due to the game show’s taping schedule, the records were actually set one day apart, with Holzhauer’s new high score occurring on February 12.
Wednesday’s win marks the 10th consecutive win for the 34-year-old Holzhauer. Before his run, the previous episode record was $77,000 and was set by Roger Craig in 2010.READ MORE: 2 Teenaged Brothers Dead, Another Teen Injured After Shooting In Arlington
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who revealed in March that he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, posted a message Wednesday thanking fans for their well-wishes and said he’s feeling good and continuing with his therapy.
Jeopardy! airs weekdays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on TXA 21.MORE NEWS: 75-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Killing Woman In Tom Thumb Parking Lot In Richardson
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