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“Jeopardy!” Champ (and Naperville Native!) Passes $1 Million Mark

Ken Jennings may want to start exercising his thumb in case a matchup of the greatest minds is ever assembled. There’s a new contender coming for his championship crown!

Yesterday, James Holzhauer added once again to his incredible “Jeopardy!” winnings, surpassing the $1 million mark on his 14th appearance. The Naperville native (and now Las Vegas professional gambler) broke the hit game show’s previous one-day earnings record of $77,000 with a whopping $131,127 last week.

Speaking to the Associated Press about Holzhauer, Jennings, who racked up $2.5 million in his 74 visits, admitted, “James is just a perfect ‘Jeopardy!’ machine.”


Do you think he could make it all the way to surpass Ken Jennings?

Danielle Tufano

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