Transcript for 'Jeopardy' new million dollar champ
Finally tonight, proof practice does pay off. But so many are asking, for how long will it pay off? Our returning champion -- He did again last night. And he made history. James Holzhauer, that 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas. Winning 14 timeness in a row. You're gonna add $50,000. That takes you up to $118,816. And now, a 14-day total of $1,061,554. Reporter: James is now the second player ever to break the $1 million threshold. The first, Ken Jennings. Even joking on Twitter, I don't feel I get enough credit for making small, sensible "Jeopardy!" Wagers, which helped the show with its prize budget. James going for the high-value clues first, and then wagering big on daily doubles. Are you going to push? Oh, okay. Reporter: And to practice, James says he doesn't play like the rest of us do at home on the couch. He stands in his living room, wearing the same dress shoes he'd wear on the show. Holding a homemade buzzer. James? James? Reporter: James often writing in the names of his loved ones. You wrote down a little tribute to your grandmother. She moved to help raise me and my brother. Spoke barely any English, if anything at all. And I promised her I'd some day she'd see me on the stage up here, so I hope wherever she is right now, she's looking down. I'm sure she is. And she's very, very proud. Remembering his grandmother. The streak continues. Thanks for watching on a Wednesday night. I'm David Muir. Good night.
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