'Jeopardy!' champ breaks $1 million

James Holzhauer is only the second person in the game show's history to crack seven figures.
1:55 | 04/24/19

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������ Back now with our "Play of the day." You recognize the music. We all know this is "Jeopardy." Take a look. What will your total be today? Oh, you're going to add 50,000. That takes you up to 118,816 and now a 14-day total of $1,061,554. The guy is amazing. He is so good. He is on fire. James Holzhauer hitting a major milestone last night. The champ now holds all the top five spots for one day winnings on the game show and only the second person to break the million dollar threshold. The other guy, well, Ken Jennings, of course, who won 2.5 million back in 2004. Jennings recently tweeted I don't feel I get enough credit for making small, sensible "Jeopardy" wagers which helped the show with its prize budget but on a serious note Jennings recently told "Wired" he thought he had seen everything on "Jeopardy" and this is something he thought would have been possible. It is an honor to be compared to Ken at all but in baseball terms he is more of an each row and James sees himself as more of a Bryce Harper swinging for the fences and will strike out a lot. Both can be very successful with their different way of copping at the game and already been so successful. We can barely keep up with his record, it's incredible. Neither can the show so they launched the James tracker to monitor his winnings. He has been so good and so strategic. That number there, 97% response. Even he looked surprised. It was great. Coming up, how to hack your

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