“Jeopardy!” has a model new winner on the books.
Contestant Mattea Roach, 23, scored her 14th win on Friday, incomes a spot among the many prime contestants on the long-running recreation present.
Roach took residence $34,000 in the course of the episode and introduced her prize cash to a whopping $320,081 whole.
The Toronto-based tutor cemented her place within the “Jeopardy!” record books by changing into eighth on the all-time consecutive video games record, and tenth on the all-time highest nontournament money winnings record.
Throughout her 14 video games, the Canadian native answered 93% of the clues appropriately.
“This has been such a loopy season of streaks, and I used to be totally considering Amy [Schneider] would possibly nonetheless be right here,” Roach stated in a press release, referencing the 43-year-old prior champ who made history in January by profitable her thirty ninth recreation and changing into No. 2 on the all-time consecutive wins record.
“If it’s not Amy, there’s going to be another tremendous champion that’s simply going to knock me out Recreation 1,” Roach continued. “I assume what I didn’t notice is perhaps I might turn out to be the tremendous champion I wished to see on the planet.”
Roach will return to the trivia present’s stage on April 25 to compete towards two new challengers: Michael Graff from California and Jessie Francis from Georgia.
Schneider, a former engineering supervisor, took residence winnings that totaled an astonishing $1,319,800. She was additionally the present’s first transgender contestant to qualify for the Match of Champions.
The Oakland native dished that shortly after she received massive on the ABC collection, she actually quit her job and determined to have a bit of enjoyable together with her dough.
“Journey is unquestionably part of the plan,” she instructed The Publish in February about what she planned to do together with her hard-earned money. “I discussed on the present that we wished to go to Eire, and whereas we’re nonetheless finalizing it, it’s trying like we’ll be there for St. Patrick’s Day.”
She and her associate, Genevieve Davis, are additionally setting a number of the moolah apart “for a possible down cost on a home, however we’re doing a little enjoyable buying within the meantime. No big-ticket gadgets, however I’m refreshing my wardrobe, issues like that.”
“She stated sure! Effectively, truly I stated sure, however then I wished to suggest too, so she stated sure as properly lol,” the champ shared on social media at the time. “I couldn’t be happier or extra proud to be marrying the easiest particular person in the complete world!”