Matt Amodio became the only the third contestant in Jeopardy! history to win more than $1 million last week. Now it seems Amodio’s incredible streak on the show helped him set a new record.
According to Deadline, Matt Amodio became the player with the second-highest number of consecutive wins in the show’s history. Amodio’s streak is now 33, making him second to only Ken Jennings, who still has 74 wins.
“Ken’s always been the face of Jeopardy! to me, so when I think of Jeopardy!, I think of him, To [be] right behind him is a surreal experience.”
The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular-season games are Jennings, whose impressive 74 game streak helped him earn $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 thanks to his 32 wins.
Matt Amodio is also set to compete on Monday, so it remains to be seen whether he will be able to keep his hot streak alive or not.
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