“Jeopardy!” has a mannequin new winner on the books.
Contestant Mattea Roach, 23, scored her 14th win on Friday, incomes a spot among the many many excessive contestants on the long-running recreation current.
Roach took residence $34,000 via the episode and launched her prize money to a whopping $320,081 full.
The Toronto-based tutor cemented her place throughout the “Jeopardy!” document books by turning into eighth on the all-time consecutive video video games itemizing, and tenth on the all-time highest nontournament cash winnings itemizing.
All through her 14 video video games, the Canadian native answered 93% of the clues appropriately.
“This has been such a crazy season of streaks, and I was completely pondering Amy [Schneider] might nonetheless be proper right here,” Roach acknowledged in an announcement, referencing the 43-year-old prior champ who made historical past in January by profitable her thirty ninth recreation and turning into No. 2 on the all-time consecutive wins itemizing.
“If it’s not Amy, there’s going to be one other super champion that’s merely going to knock me out Recreation 1,” Roach continued. “I assume what I didn’t perceive is maybe I could flip into the super champion I wanted to see on this planet.”
Roach will return to the trivia current’s stage on April 25 to compete in the direction of 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 moreover the current’s first transgender contestant to qualify for the Occasion of Champions.
The Oakland native dished that shortly after she gained large on the ABC assortment, she really give up her job and decided to have a little bit of pleasurable alongside along with her dough.
“Journey is certainly a part of the plan,” she instructed The Publish in February about what she deliberate to do alongside along with her hard-earned cash. “I mentioned on the current that we wished to go to Ireland, and whereas we’re nonetheless finalizing it, it’s attempting like we’ll be there for St. Patrick’s Day.”
She and her companion, Genevieve Davis, are moreover setting just a few of the moolah aside “for a attainable down price on a house, nonetheless we’re doing a little bit pleasurable buying throughout the meantime. No big-ticket devices, nonetheless I’m refreshing my wardrobe, points like that.”
There was additional good news to share when Schneider introduced in late February that she was engaged to Davis, 25.
“She acknowledged positive! Properly, actually I acknowledged positive, nonetheless then I wanted to counsel too, so she acknowledged positive as properly lol,” the champ shared on social media on the time. “I couldn’t be happier or additional proud to be marrying the right particular person in all of the world!”