James Holzhauer was the first ever Jeopardy contestant to break the $100,000 barrier in a single game of Jeopardy. And he’s done it a total of six times! Read on below to find out more about these exciting Jeopardy one day record setting performance.
A professional sports gambler set another new Jeopardy one day record on April 17, 2019 with a total of $131,127. James Holzhauer from Las Vegas entered Final Jeopardy with an impressive $71,114.
Holzhauer then went on to win an additional $60,013 in Final Jeopardy. This brought his total winnings for the day to a record setting $131,127.
Prior to Holzhauer appearing on Jeopardy, the Jeopardy one day record was set by Roger Craig back on September 14, 2010 with a total of $77,000. Holzhauer initially broke Craig’s record just eight days earlier on April 9, 2019 when he won $110,914 in a single game of Jeopardy—a tribute to his daughter who was born on November 9, 2014: 11/09/14 vs $110,914.
While his streak lasted 32 games, Holzhauer came $58,484 shy of surpassing Ken Jennings’s highest winnings record for regular-season Jeopardy. Holzhauer walked away from Jeopardy on June 3, 2018 with a total winnings of $2,462,216.
Although the most you can win in a single game of Jeopardy is $566,400, no one has ever come close to winning this amount.