Jeopardy! Champ Keeps His Winning Streak Alive With 25th Victory

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek standing with James Holzhauer

James Holzhauer continues to dominate his opponents on Jeopardy! On Wednesday (May 22), the professional gambler from Las Vegas won for the 25th time and added another $71,885 to his total winnings.

Holzhauer has now won a total of $1,939,027 and continues to move closer to surpassing Ken Jennings, who won $2,520,700 in prize money. It took Jennings a record 74 victories to earn that much money, but Holzhauer, whose average winnings per episode has climbed to $77,561, could surpass Jennings with about ten more victories.

Holzhauer has been donating some of his prize money to local charities in Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas-Clark County Library, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Ronald McDonald House. He also plans to share the money with his family and told CNBC that he wants to send his dad to the U.S. Open.

“I’d like to finally send my old man and his missus to the U.S. Open this summer,” he said. “Their ticket requests get closer to center court with every episode I win.”

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