James Holzhauer landed his 28th straight Jeopardy! victory on Memorial Day, adding $130,222 to his prize winnings. That was just shy of the one-day record of $131,127 that he set on April 9.
The latest win brings the professional Las Vegas gambler’s tally to $2,195,557, pulling in within $325,000 of the record haul of Jeopardy! all-time champion Ken Jennings, who amassed $2,520,700 during his dream run in 2004.
Holzhauer last week became only the second Jeopardy! contestant ever to cross the $2 million earnings mark in a single run. He is averaging more than $77,000 per show.
Jennings has been cheering Holzhauer on, most recently tweeting two days ago.