'Jeopardy!' Champ Ken Jennings' Winning Streak Ended 10 Years Ago Today
He won fortune and fame with his 74-game winning streak.
— -- "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings' winning streak ended 10 years ago today.
Jennings set the record for the most consecutive games played while winning 74 games in a row. The streak netted him winnings of more than $2.5 million.
Despite the record streak, Jennings doesn't hold the record for highest amount won by a single "Jeopardy!" player. That record belongs to Brad Rutter, who won $3,455,102.
Jennings has returned to "Jeopardy!" for tournaments, including a second-place finish to IBM supercomputer Watson in one tournament.