A new champion is taking his place in the annals of “Jeopardy!” history.
On Wednesday, Matt Amodio extended his winning streak to 17 games, moving up in the standings as the graduate student from New Haven, Connecticut, won yet another round.
His total winnings to date are now at $547,600, an impressive sum that puts him in third place in the list of all-time regular-season winners, behind only James Holzhauer and “Jeopardy!” GOAT Ken Jennings.
“The show has had so many brilliant people [on it],” Amodio said of being in the company of Holzhauer and Jennings. “I’m honoured to be thought of as even close to them.”