“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 prime contestants on the long-running recreation present.
Roach took dwelling $34,000 through the episode and introduced her prize cash to a whopping $320,081 complete.
The Toronto-based tutor cemented her place within the “Jeopardy!” report books by changing 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 crazy season of streaks, and I was fully thinking Amy [Schneider] might still be here,” Roach stated in a press release, referencing the 43-year-old prior champ who made historical past in January by profitable her thirty ninth recreation and changing into No. 2 on the all-time consecutive wins checklist.
“If it’s not Amy, there’s going to be some other super champion that’s just going to knock me out Game 1,” Roach continued. “I guess what I didn’t realize is maybe I could become the super champion I wanted to see in the world.”
Roach will return to the trivia present’s stage on April 25 to compete in opposition to two new challengers: Michael Graff from California and Jessie Francis from Georgia.
Schneider, a former engineering supervisor, took dwelling 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 received massive on the ABC collection, she truly give up her job and determined to have slightly enjoyable along with her dough.
“Travel is definitely a part of the plan,” she informed The Post in February about what she deliberate to do along with her hard-earned money. “I mentioned on the show that we wanted to go to Ireland, and while we’re still finalizing it, it’s looking like we’ll be there for St. Patrick’s Day.”
She and her companion, Genevieve Davis, are additionally setting a few of the moolah apart “for a potential down payment on a house, but we’re doing some fun shopping in the meantime. No big-ticket items, but I’m refreshing my wardrobe, things like that.”
“She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to propose too, so she said yes as well lol,” the champ shared on social media on the time. “I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be marrying the very best person in the entire world!”