“Jeopardy!” master Ken Jennings has advanced his winning streak to 39, picking up another $10,001 and bringing his total money won to $1,331,661.
The Salt Lake City software engineer became an unlikely TV star this summer when he began mowing down opponents on the quiz show. He won 38 straight games before the show went on hiatus in late July. The new season began yesterday.
“It’s starting to be a lot of money,” Jennings admitted yesterday.
The Final Jeopardy question was: “In 2002, the Library of Congress had William B. Jones Jr. speak on this 1941-to-1971 comic book series in its collection.”
Jennings wagered $21,599 in Final Jeopardy, incorrectly guessing “Captain Marvel.” The correct answer was “What is Classic Comics?”
“Jeopardy!” limited its champions to five appearances before changing its rules a year ago, allowing a winner to keep competing until being beaten.
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