'Jeopardy!': James Holzhauer wins 26th game, nears $2M

James Holzhauer has won 27 straight games on

James Holzhauer has won 27 straight games on"Jeopardy

Oh yes, he did it!

James Holzhauer reached another "Jeopardy!" milestone during Friday's episode, becoming the second contestant ever to eclipse $2 million in regular-play winnings.

The 34-year-old won Friday's episode of "Jeopardy!" with a total of $74,400, making it his 27th straight win.

Holzhauer risked $35,000 on Final Jeopardy! and correctly responded to the clue, "Astronomy buffs visit Idaho for the USA's first dark sky reserve; oddly part of it is this resort area with a bright name" with "What is Sun Valley?"

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This will be followed by Sunderland (June 6), Edinburgh (June 8), Bristol (June 10) before ending at London's Wembley Stadium (June 13-15).

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This brings the grand total of James' prize money to $2,065,535. Even casual fans of the show have probably heard by now how Holzhauer is doing it: "He's a sports bettor who feels supremely comfortable wagering aggressively, and he cannily plays the game board from the bottom up, starting with the highest dollar values and amassing cash before the Daily Doubles have been found and while his poor opponents are still finding their feet". He could claim the top spot if he's able to beat more contestants and hold his winning streak for less than 10 more shows.

Holzhauer will face two new challengers on Monday, May 27.

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