Matt Amodio continues chasing Ken Jennings

MEDINA, Ohio — Matt Amodio experienced a further dominating week on “Jeopardy!” and closed out the 7 days with his 38th victory in a row on Friday. 

What You Need To Know

  • With 38 wins, Matt Amodio is next on “Jeopardy’s” acquire record in regular play
  • Amodio has received more than $1.5 million on the exhibit
  • Amodio has under no circumstances trailed likely into Ultimate Jeopardy
  • Amodio acquired well needs this week from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

The native of Medina crossed the $1.5 million threshold on Friday just after winning $50,800. Like all of the past game titles this week, Amodio won on Friday in a runaway likely into Ultimate Jeopardy.

With 38 victories, he is next in the show’s record for consecutive wins. He trails only Ken Jennings who received 74 in a row in 2004. Jennings would go on to earn the show’s “Greatest of All Time” collection in 2000. 

This 7 days, Amodio had his best winnings in a solitary game picking up $83,000 on Monday. In accordance to “Jeopardy!” stat web page Jeopardy Fan, the display was the 13th most gained by a contestant in a single match, and the most acquired by a contestant not named James Holzhauer.

The majority of game titles during Amodio’s operate have not been competitive. Amodio has had the guide going into Ultimate Jeopardy all 38 instances, according to The Jeopardy Supporter, which tracks present studies. In 32 of these online games, Amodio has designed an insurmountable guide going into Last Jeopardy, or else recognized as a “runaway.” 

In the meantime, Amodio got a shoutout from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

Congratulations and continued excellent luck to Ohio indigenous Matt Amodio! He’s the present-day @Jeopardy champion who is now in second location for consecutive games received!

— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) Oct 7, 2021