“Jeopardy!” has a model new winner on the books.
Contestant Mattea Roach, 23, scored her 14th win on Friday, incomes a spot among the many high contestants on the long-running sport present.
Roach took house $34,000 throughout the episode and introduced her prize cash to a whopping $320,081 whole.
The Toronto-based tutor cemented her place within the “Jeopardy!” record books by turning into eighth on the all-time consecutive video games checklist, and tenth on the all-time highest nontournament money winnings checklist.
Across her 14 video games, the Canadian native answered 93% of the clues appropriately.
“This has been such a loopy season of streaks, and I used to be absolutely pondering Amy [Schneider] may nonetheless be right here,” Roach stated in an announcement, referencing the 43-year-old prior champ who made history in January by successful her thirty ninth sport and turning into No. 2 on the all-time consecutive wins checklist.
“If it’s not Amy, there’s going to be another tremendous champion that’s simply going to knock me out Game 1,” Roach continued. “I suppose what I didn’t notice is possibly I might develop into the tremendous champion I wished to see on this planet.”
Roach will return to the trivia present’s stage on April 25 to compete towards two new challengers: Michael Graff from California and Jessie Francis from Georgia.
Schneider, a former engineering supervisor, took house winnings that totaled an astonishing $1,319,800. She was additionally the present’s first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
The Oakland native dished that shortly after she gained massive on the ABC sequence, she actually quit her job and determined to have just a little enjoyable with her dough.
“Travel is unquestionably part of the plan,” she advised The Post in February about what she planned to do with her hard-earned money. “I discussed on the present that we wished to go to Ireland, and whereas we’re nonetheless finalizing it, it’s wanting like we’ll be there for St. Patrick’s Day.”
She and her associate, Genevieve Davis, are additionally setting a number of the moolah apart “for a possible down fee on a home, however we’re performing some enjoyable buying within the meantime. No big-ticket gadgets, however I’m refreshing my wardrobe, issues like that.”
“She stated sure! Well, truly I stated sure, however then I wished to suggest too, so she stated sure as effectively lol,” the champ shared on social media at the time. “I couldn’t be happier or extra proud to be marrying the easiest individual in your complete world!”