The amazing winning streak of Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer is still intact, as the professional sports gambler won his 31st straight game Thursday night.
The victory added $58,612 to Holzhauer’s total winnings, putting him less than $150,000 from the all-time earnings record of Ken Jennings, whose lifetime total in non-tournament play on the game show was $2,520,700. Holzhauer now has $2,382,583 in total earnings.
Holzhauer’s streak has employed an aggressive strategy of targeting higher-valued clues first and wagering big on Daily Doubles. He won $131,127 on April 17 using the tactics, a single-day record for the long-running quiz show.
Jennings and Holzhauer are the only two “Jeopardy!” contestants to earn $2 million or more in regular, non-tournament winnings.
Despite his impressive earnings, Holzhauer is still far behind Jennings in total wins. Holzhauer now has 31 victories, trailing Jennings’ 74 wins.
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