A 'Jeopardy!' contestant raked in a record-setting cash prize in a single game

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  • James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, broke the record for largest “Jeopardy!” cash prize won in a single game.
  • Holzhauer on Tuesday won a total of $US110,914, shattering the previous record of $US77,000 set by Roger Craig in 2010.
  • His cash prize also has special numerical significance. His daughter was born on November 9, 2014.
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James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, broke the record for largest “Jeopardy!” cash prize ever won in a single day.

Holzhauer on Tuesday won a total of $US110,914, shattering the previous record of $US77,000 set by Roger Craig in 2010.

“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.

His cash prize also has special numerical significance. His daughter was born on November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).

Holzhauer has won four games in a row, and his winnings total $US244,365. He now moves on to face two new challengers on Wednesday.

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