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'Jeopardy!' Star Amy Schneider Breaks New Record

'Jeopardy!' Star Amy Schneider Breaks New Record

Jeopardy! champion, Amy Schneider, has unseated former contestant James Holzhauer for the third place spot of most consecutive games won on Friday night.

Schneider rung in her 33rd win on the January 14th episode, beating out Holzhauer and his previous 32 wins, which amassed him a total of $2.4 million back in 2019.

Although Schneider's winnings may not be as high as Holzhauers, the engineering manager has won a total of $1,111,800, making her the highest earning female in Jeopardy! history, as well as the first female to ever earn over one million dollars.

Holzhauer congratulated Schneider on Twitter Friday night writing,

"Big congrats to @Jeopardamy on her 33rd win! This makes three eligible players in the 30+ game millionaires club."

Amy also hit another impressive milestone on Friday night, where it was revealed she had correctly answered 1,000 clues in total.

Schneider is the most successful transgender contestant to appear on the show, and the first to qualify for Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.

While Schneider has certainly made a name for herself as one of the Jeopardy! greats, she still has a ways to go before she can challenge current host and former contestant Ken Jennings for the number one spot winning 74 consecutive games and $2,520,700.

You can watch Schneider continue her Jeopardy! run weekdays at 7 p.m. on ABC.

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