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'Jeopardy' Contestant James Holzhauer Breaks $2 Million Winnings Mark

'Jeopardy' Contestant James Holzhauer Breaks $2 Million Winnings Mark

Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer just surpassed the $2 million mark in his total winnings!

The 34-year-old contestant won his 27th consecutive game on Friday evening (May 24), taking home over $74,000 by the end of the game.

During the episode, James set another record by accumulating $24,600 by the end of the first Jeopardy! round.

James also made an impressive $11,000 bet when presented with a $400 daily double question.

This brings the grand total of James‘ prize money to $2,065,535.

James is inching closer to champion Ken Jenning‘s record, who brought home $2.5 million at the end of his winning streak.

Check out what Ken had to say about James‘ wins!

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    love watching him, he’s brilliant