‘Jeopardy!’ contestant sets record with $110k win

Man wins over $110K breaks single-day record on ‘Jeopardy

He makes his living trying to beat the odds as a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas, and it shows with daring wagers when he manages to find a "Daily Double" answer.

While plenty of viewers were no doubt scratching their heads at that one, Holzhauer correctly wrote down "WHAT IS QUANTUM LEAP".

On Tuesday night's episode, Holzhauer took home $110,914, setting a new record for the most money won in a single game.

The release said Holzhauer's $110,914 total "has a special numerical significance: His daughter was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14)".

So far, Holzhauer's four-day performance has earned him a combined $244,365.

ESPN's David Purdum spoke with Holzhauer via email recently, where the Jeopardy! champion and sharp explained his overall philosophy, and why he now focuses on in-game betting across various sports. Later in Double Jeopardy, he wagered $25,000 in the other Daily Double. He has quite awhile before reaching legendary game show contestant Ken Jennings' record 74 straight wins. Holzhauer won by more than $98,000. He also put $38,314 on Final Jeopardy.

'I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record and I did it, ' Holzhauer said about the top-rated quiz show on television with 23 million viewers.

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