Winningest Woman Goes for 'Jeopardy' Record

Julia Collins could tie the record for second-longest winning streak on the trivia show.
1:31 | 05/29/14

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On the top of "The heat index" this morning. The winningest woman on "Jeopardy!" Tonight, Julia Collins is trying to tie the record for second-longest winning streak ever, behind only ken Jennings. And she spoke with ABC's Alex Perez. "Can't touch this." What is root beer. What is a kaleidoscope? Reporter: The answer, she's wracked up more wins than any other woman in "Jeopardy!" History. The question, who is Julia Collins? I can't be more excited. Reporter: $391,600 to be exact. A dream come true for a little girl who in her eighth grade yearbook, dreamed she would grow up to be a "Jeopardy!" Champ. I was a nerdy kid. Reporter: The 31-year-old made history when she won her 17th game Tuesday. And Wednesday, another big victory. $18,000. Reporter: Her winning streak, coming at the perfect time. She's been out of work since the beginning of the year. But it's clear she's no -- Slacker. Slacker. That's it. Reporter: Only former contestants ken Jennings and David madden have won more games than she has. You have women e-mailing saying they feel I have to have dumb themselves down. What do you say to them? If somebody says you're too smart, that's their problem. Reporter: Her strategy is being the first to hit that buzzer. Got to go for the gusto. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Alex Perez, ABC news, Chicago.

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