Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings' record

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(APTN / CBS Newspath) -- James Holzhauer's "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings' record earnings in the next month.

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, "Jeopardy!" sensation James Holzhauer speaks after being presented with a key to the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. Holzhauer’s "Jeopardy" winning streak is still going and he may be track to surpass Ken Jennings’ record earnings in the next month. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)

Holzhauer on Tuesday (28 MAY 2019) won his 29th straight game with an additional $59,381 in winnings. The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas set the one-day total record of $131,127 on April 17.

Before his run, the previous episode record was $77,000 and was set by Roger Craig in 2010.

Holzhauer's total earnings are now at $2,254,938. That's $265,762 shy of Ken Jennings' $2,520,700, which he won in 74 episodes in 2004.



 
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