Jeopardy Winner: [Spoiler] Sets New Record For Single-Day Winnings

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James Holtzhauer, 34, broke a record on the game show Thursday when he racked up $110,914, the most any contestant has ever won in a single game.

Yes, Holzhauer makes his living in Las Vegas as a sports bettor, using his degree in math to find edges in lines. The record was previously set by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, when he took home $77,000 in a single game.

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After winning $43,680 in his debut episode on April 4, Holzhauer followed up his first performance with two more easy victories, banking an additional $38,926 on Friday and $50,845 on Monday before his Tuesday run earned him national recognition. Later in Double Jeopardy, he wagered $25,000 in the other Daily Double. Though Jennings has long since lost out on the single-game winnings record, he still holds the record for the longest winning streak - he won 74 games in 2004 - and the highest average correct responses per show. Jennings has won more than $3 million throughout his time on the show. The question was accompanied by the note "Happy birthday Booger", a salute to his daughter. The trailer ends with host Alex Trebek asking, "Is it too soon to begin making comparisons with Ken Jennings?"

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