Congratulation “Jeopardy!”Contestant Amy Schneider, an Oakland engineer, earned more than one million dollars playing the game.
Amy Schneider is a member of a very exclusive Jeopardy club with $1,019 600 in all-time wins! Champions,” the show wrote on Twitter.
And Ken Jennings noted that she did it in just 28 games. “Faster than my pace, tied with Matt Amodio” he said.
Not only is Amy the fifth contestant to win a million dollars in “Jeopardy!” history — the fourth in regular-season play — but she is the first woman to do so, and is the game show’s highest-earning female contender.
And for the Final Jeopardy! answer, Amy said her wager was calculated, so even if she lost, she would have still won $1 million.
When Ken Jennings joked that it was a pessimistic wager, Amy noted that she was being cautious and “I didn’t feel very positive about the category.”
“I have missed a few bets and it does get to liking, so keep that in mind.” she said.
When asked how it felt to be a “Jeopardy!” millionaire, Amy said “Very good!”
“According to a press release, the champion said that it felt amazing and strange. People. “It’s not the sum of money that I had hoped would be associated with me name.”
Other contestants who have won over a million dollars are Ken Jennings, who won $2,520,700 in 74 wins, James Holzhauer, who won $2,462,216 in 32 wins, and Matt Amodio, who won $1,518,601 during his 38-game winning streak in 2021.
Not only did Amy make history with her win, but People adds that she was the first transgender contestant to qualify for the show’s “Tournament of Champions”
In addition, in December, she became the highest-ranked female contestant and she also broke the record for highest female earner of all time.
“It’s so amazing.” she said after reaching her 10-game streak back in November. “Although I won’t pretend that I wasn’t capable of doing good, it has been so much better than what I had hoped for.