Professional Sports Gambler Breaks Most Money Won In A Single ‘Jeopardy’ Game

James Holzhauer competing on'Jeopardy

James Holzhauer competing on'Jeopardy

Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler, eclipsed the previous record - which was set by Roger Craig in 2010 - by more than $30,000 during his fourth consecutive win of the game.

And this record-breaking number holds a special meaning for Holzhauer: his daughter was born on November 9, 2014 (aka 11/09/14).

The bet paid off, leaving him with $110,914 and a new four-day record of $244,365.

After winning $43,680 in his debut episode on April 4, Holzhauer followed up his first performance with two more easy victories, banking an additional $38,926 on Friday and $50,845 on Monday before his Tuesday run earned him national recognition. On Wednesday, he'll try to go for his fifth win.

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He also offered a "Happy Birthday Booger" comment with his correct Final Jeopardy response.

James Holzhauer, 34, claimed the jackpot in his fourth consecutive night as victor.

James just broke the single-game winnings record with a total of $110,914!

"I think being on The Chase made me better prepared for the pressure of the cameras and lights, and it boosted my confidence going in to Jeopardy! since I knew I was capable of winning on a big stage", he told The Naperville Sun. "I can't imagine Jeopardy hosted by anybody else".

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