‘Jeopardy!’ contestant Matt Amodio becomes third player to break $1 million in earnings

Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines of the week

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking today in entertainment.

Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Conn., has become the third person in “Jeopardy!” history to earn more than $1 million in non-tournament play.

On Friday’s episode, Amodio’s 28th victory brought his total winnings to $1,004,001. He won $48,800 on today’s show to put him over the million-dollar mark.

The only other contestants to win more than $1 million in regular season games are Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak yielded $2,520,700, and James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 over the course of 32 victories.

(Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

“This was beyond my wildest dreams going in,” Amodio said. “I knew it was a possibility, but I thought it was a very remote possibility, and to have it actually happen is unbelievable.”

Amodio’s next change to increase his stake arrives Monday.

Source: Read Full Article