After winning just four episodes with total winnings of $244,365, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was already making a dubious comparison.
The release said Holzhauer's $110,914 total "has a special numerical significance: His daughter was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14)".
Holzhauer, harking back to his profession, used a trio of huge bets en route to the all-time record. The previous record holder was Roger Craig, who, in September 2010, won $77,000 in a single day on Jeopardy! On Wednesday, he'll try to go for his fifth win. Their task is to come up with what they think the correct question is.
The show created a side-by-side to see how Craig and Holzhauer stack up. Holzhauer is clearly brilliant and found a way to make lots of money with that, from wagering on sports to dominating TV game shows. He also put $38,314 on Final Jeopardy.More news: Coach Mick Cronin Leaving UC for UCLA
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The show said in a press release that James Holzhauer won the episode with a total of $110,914.
At the end of Tuesday's show-which was taped in February-host Alex Trebek suggested that Holzhauer could be on his way to matching the achievements of Jennings, who holds the longest winning streak on Jeopardy!, with 74 consecutive wins.
James Holzhauer set a new single-game winnings record and earned the most ever on a single day in the game show's 35-year history in an episode that aired on Tuesday.