James Holzhauer’s ‘Jeopardy!’ winning streak is over. After winning more than $2 million he was defeated by Emma Boettcher

James Holzhauer. Sony Pictures Television

After a day of spoiler alerts, and leaked clips, Monday night’s East Coast airing of “Jeopardy!” confirmed the news: Yes, James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak is over.

He was beat by University of Chicago librarian Emma Boettcher.

Holzhauer’s impressive run was 42 games short of Ken Jennings’ 74-game streak, but what Holzhauer lacked in longevity he made up for in winnings. He raked in a total of $US2,462,216.

His strategy to go after high-risk but high-reward clues, search for the Daily Doubles, and make high wagers meant that in 32 games he was only $US58,484 shy of Jennings’ $US2,520,700 non-tournament winnings, according to The New York Times. (With tournaments, Jennings won $US3,370,700.)

Though Holzhauer didn’t surpass Jennings in either games won or total non-tournament earnings, he holds the top record for highest single-game winnings – and at least the nine spots below it, according to the “Jeopardy!” hall of fame.

The 34-year-old profressional sports gambler also had an impressive 11 games where he never buzzed in an incorrect answer.