'Jeopardy!' champion James Holzhauer passes $2 million mark
Posted May 24, 2019 7:34 p.m. EDT
CNN — Oh yes, he did it!
James Holzhauer just became the second "Jeopardy!" player to hit the $2 million mark. The reigning champion won his 27th game Friday with $74,400, bringing his overall winnings to $2,065,535.
The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas is cementing his way into the show's history. Watch out, Ken Jennings!
Holzhauer already has the second longest winning streak in the show's history and he's ranked as the second player with the highest winnings in regular-season play.
He's is still hundreds of thousand dollars away from Jennings' prize winnings -- $2,520,700 over the course of 74 games -- but he's determined to keep winning.
Judging by his average winnings per game, it might not be much longer before he gets there. He could claim the top spot if he's able to beat more contestants and hold his winning streak for less than 10 more shows.
Holzhauer returns for his 29th game Monday.