‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer wins 25th game, donates prize money


Another day, another win for Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer! 

34-year-old James Holzhauer on Wednesday won his 25th game, raking in $71,885. 

Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, now has 25 consecutive wins and more than $1.9 million in total prize money. 

He now ranks second all-time in “Jeopardy!” victories and prize money, behind Ken Jennings, who remains in the top spot with 74 victories and more than $2.5 million in winnings, according to USA TODAY.

With $1.9 million already in the bank, Holzhauer has reportedly already donated thousands to several organizations in his hometown of Las Vegas. 

That includes the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, which confirmed it had received a $10,000 check from Holzhauer and his wife. 

“@James_Holzhauer is a true champion for libraries! He credits reading children’s books from the library as a key to @jeopardy success,” the library tweeted. 

“I’ve found that in an adult reference book, if it’s not a subject I’m interested in, I just can’t get into it,” he told the New York Times“I was thinking, ‘What is the place in the library I can go to to get books tailored to make things interesting for uninterested readers?’ Boom. The children’s section.”

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