James Holzhauer just keeps making “Jeopardy!” history, and is now officially tied for the game show’s third-longest winning streak ever.
On April 30, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won his 19th consecutive game, finishing Final Jeopardy with $96,726 for a 19-day total of $1,426,330, reports the New York Post.
Holzhauer now shares the record with David Madden, who won 19 matches in 2006, according to a sortable leaderboard on “Jeopardy!” blog The Final Wager.
If Holzauer wins again on May 1, he will beat Madden’s record and be tied for the second-longest winning streak, a record currently held by former contestant Julia Collins, who won 20 straight games during 2014.
A few weeks back, Holzhauer set a new “Jeopardy!” record with the biggest-ever single-day winnings, taking home $110,914 at the end of just one game.
Holzhauer then shattered his own record on the show that aired on April 17 by winning a $131,127 in a single game, and brought his total earnings to $1,061,554 the following week.
“Despite what ‘The Social Network’ says, $1 million felt really cool,” he said in a press release (via People ) after topping the million-dollar mark. “Jeopardy” icon Ken Jennings is the only other contestant to win more than $1 million in regular-season games, earning $2,520,700 across 74 games.
When he broke the single-day record, Holzhauer bet a very specific amount in order to ensure his winnings would be $110,914 — his daughter’s date of birth, Nov. 9, 2014.