‘Jeopardy’ champ James Holzhauer nears Ken Jennings’ record

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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 […]

James Holzhauer‘s “Jeopardy” winning streak is still going, and he may be on track to surpass Ken Jennings‘ record earnings.

Holzhauer is on a 32-game winning streak and has the second highest single-day sum ever recorded on the show. The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas also holds the all-time record.

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

Related: James Holzhauer reaches 20th Jeopardy! win

Holzhauer’s total earnings are now $58,484 shy of Ken Jennings’ record winnings. Jennings won $2,520,700 in 74 episodes in 2004.

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