James Holzhauer Jeopardy record, four-day cash winnings.
This is Jeopardy! Here is today’s mind-blowing contestant and our returning champion: A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, James Holzhauer, whose four-day cash winnings total … $244,365.
What’s more, he blew away the previous one-day total record of $77,000 set by Roger Craig (not the former 49ers running back) in 2010 by winning $110,914 during one of his games.
How, you ask, did he end up doing that? By being a gambler. The guy risked $14,600 on a Daily Double and got it right, and then $25,000 (!!) on another one before he nailed Final Jeopardy while betting $38,314.