“Jeopardy!” contestant Amy Schneider simply broke the $1 million mark in her twenty eighth episode of the sport present.
The engineering supervisor is the fourth particular person in “Jeopardy!” historical past to take dwelling greater than $1 million in prize cash. Her $42,200 win Friday brings her complete tally to $1,019,001.
“It feels wonderful, it feels unusual,” Schneider, who just lately grew to become the present’s highest-earning feminine contestant, mentioned in an announcement. “It is not a sum of cash I ever anticipated could be related to my identify.”
Schneider, an engineering supervisor in Oakland, California, made historical past final month because the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Event of Champions.
Ken Jennings, who’s co-hosting the present’s thirty eighth season with actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, is the highest-earning contestant to play “Jeopardy!”
Throughout his 74-game victory streak, Jennings received a complete of $2,520,700. Different million-dollar champs embrace James Holzhauer, who received $2,462,216 in 32 video games, and Matt Amodio, who received $1,518,501 over 38 video games.
Schneider will get an opportunity so as to add to her winnings win she seems on Monday’s episode.
Earlier this week, the contestant mentioned she had been robbed over the weekend. She mentioned on Twitter that somebody stole her telephone, bank cards and ID on Sunday.
“Hello all! So, first off: I’m nice. However I bought robbed yesterday, misplaced my ID, bank cards, and telephone. I then couldn’t actually sleep final night time, and have been dragging myself round all day attempting to interchange all the pieces,” Schneider tweeted Monday night.