Ken is a very smart man. He knows his stuff... he appeared on Jeopardy 74 times before getting beaten on his 75th appearance. His total winning's on Jeopardy was an outstanding.. $2.52 million.
Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance.
The most successful returning champion after this rule change was implemented was Ken Jennings, who won 74 consecutive games and a total of $2,520,700, breaking several records for both Jeopardy! and American game shows in general. Ken went on to win another $1,000,000 on the Jeopardy Ultimate Tournament of Champions. see related links
Ken Jennings won 74 consecutive games and a total of $2,520,700, he went on to receive additional $500,000 from the tournament that he lost .
Ken Jenniings won a record 74 times in a row. Over 3 Million in total earnings (2.2 Millions in his 75 games and 500k for 2nd place on the Tournament of Champions.
Roger Craig won 77,000 on September 14 2010 beating Ken Jennings $75,000 one day win total from July 23 2004
see related link for more details on the following: Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant. Jennings is notable for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and, as of October 10, 2008, once again became the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US $3,022,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, and a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions).
By winning the most money you win Jeopardy.
Aside from them nobody else is close to there amount and Brad Rutter only won it in the tournaments he only won $55,102 playing Jeopardy. Dave Madden won $430,400 the related links list the $50,00 plus Jeopardy winners with Brad Rutter close to the bottom You see in a tournament you don't win the money as you do in Jeopardy by risking it you win a prize that you are not gambling on losing. Jerome Vered won $250,000 for the third place in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions increasing his total to $496,602
On June 02 2004 a wise man got his first, in a long string of Jeopardy wins. From a humble background in Utah as a software engineer, Ken Jennings took his first step in setting the world's longest Jeopardy win streak. He was finally beaten November 30 2004 by Nancy Zerg, of Ventura, Ca. after winning 74 games in a row. He lost after missing this final Jeopardy question: Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year. His answer was: What is Federal Express? The correct answer was: What is H&R Block? Ken Jennings set many Jeopardy and game show records along the way and here are a few: Games played: 75 Game win streak 74 Total winnings: $2,520,700.00 + $2,000.00 consolation prize for finishing second. Highest 1 day win: $75,000.00 Largest winning margin: $73,200.00
Looks like he will. He has a huge lead and appears that he will be hard to beat without some major mistakes Yes Watson Won both of the games and had the highest combined total score of $77,147 which was over 3 times the second place total score of $24,000 for Ken Jennings
because he is smart. He did lose to Watson. When Brad Rutter played the limit was 5 games do he only had to win 5 games too never lose. Then he won three championships because he was the best player along with Ken Jennings whom he did beat in the championship match.
The game was won by Tom Jennings, a maintenance mechanic from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who became a new Champion with his win of $24,000 see related link
You win the amount based on the questions you get right. If you are good, bet your limit on the double jeopardy questions and bet all you have on the final question.
Roger Craig set a new single day cash record of $77,000 on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 see related linkTournament Winners can not be considered to have won the money in one day though the day they win the tournament it is for much larger amounts of money.Andy Richter won $68,000.00 yesterday. It was a Celebrity Match see related linkRoger Craig holds the record with the Tuesday September 14 2010 win of $77,000Ken Jennings Holds the old record of $75,000 from July 23 2004 and also has 11 of the 14 games with scores of $50,000 or higher see related linkA link to the Jeopardy.com hall of Fame has been added below the answer credits under related links.That is $77,000. The related link for Jeopardy High Games has the Official Jeopardy list of all the games with a one day total of $30,000 or more. Ken Jennings has 22 of the 41 games $40,000 or more
$1,000 for 3rd and $2,000 for 2nd
None she came in third on her next game. The Jeopardy Archive link have been added under the related links
Did not even see the name as a Contestant on Jeopardy at the Jeopardy Archive related link
no i watch it everyday and not one person won an amount that was NOT allowed because of some "limit"
Until you do not win or tie
theoretically you can get between about 550,000 and 576,000 if you answer all the questions correctly and wager three true daily double (on the last question of the round) and wager everything on final jeopardy. the range depends on the value that the daily double would land on. jeopardy round : 3k per category* 6 = 18k *2 for daily double = 36K double jeopardy: 6k * 6=36k for running total of 72k, which is multiplied by 2 twice for the daily doubles 144k, 288k, multiplied by 2 with a winning final jeopardy answer and full wager = 576k Less than what the math said is possible, because a single person will not be able to answer all the questions and get the doubles where they earn the most. The actual single day totals are $75,000 then only $55,000, and three times Ken Jennings won $52,000. That is also the most any other player has won. There is no way anyone will ever win a quarter of what is theoretically possible because it is way over the odds needed to win a power ball lottery prize for a half billion
In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US $3,022,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, and a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions).Jennings's run began during Jeopardy!'s 20th season with the episode aired on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in which he unseated 2-time returning champion Jerry Harvey, and continued into season 21. Jennings's run was interrupted by the 2004 Kids' Week, the Tournament of Champions (aired from September 20, 2004 through October 1, 2004), and the College Championship (aired from November 10, 2004 through November 23, 2004).On November 30, 2004, Jennings's long reign as Jeopardy!champion ended when he lost his seventy-fifth game to challenger Nancy Zerg. Jennings responded incorrectly to both Double Jeopardy! Daily Doubles, losing him a combined $10,200 ($5,400 and $4,800 respectively) and taking him down to $14,400. Consequently Jennings's lead over the second-place contestant (Zerg) heading into Final Jeopardy was not insurmountable, as it had been for 65 of his previous 74 victories.(The third contestant, David Hankins, had a negative score.The Final Jeopardy! category was Business & Industry, and the answer was "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year". Zerg responded correctly with "What is H&R Block?". Her wager of $4,401 took her score to $14,401, $1 ahead of Jennings. Jennings responded with "What is FedEx?", dropping his score by $5,601 to $8,799 and unseating him as Jeopardy! champion.
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No Cheating is covered by federal law since the game show scandals in the 1950s where contestants were given answers to allow popular contestants to win improving ratings of the show. Jeopardy's rating were very high during the win of 75 games in a row by it's highest consecutive winner of Jeopardy Rounds by Ken Jennings. The show's revenue and even individual stations income are greatly increased as the number of viewers skyrockets into very high ratings.
I think that Ken Southwell was the first to win the lottery