The trivia superstar -- who gained international fame for his lengthy winning streak on the beloved game show -- used his lightning-fast buzzer reflexes and wide breadth of knowledge to go on a 32-game streak that earned him $2,462,216 in prize money.
So who was the king slayer that took Holzhauer down? Her name is Emma Boettcher, a librarian from Chicago, who ended up beating the champ with a final total of $46,801. Holzhauer came in second with $24,799.
On Monday morning, Holzhauer foreshadowed his shocking loss with a joke on Twitter that poked fun of the so-called "Drake curse," stemming from the supposedly increased frequency of losses among sports teams the rapper supports.
"Knew I shouldn’t have invited @Drake to the @Jeopardy taping," Holzhauer quipped about his final episode, which was actually taped back in March.
“I never really believed I could win 75 shows, but I definitely thought I had a great shot at Ken’s cash winnings record,” said Holzhauer in a press statement released by the show after his final episode aired.
He also jokingly called out Jennings on Twitter, writing, "To @KenJennings : You win this round. But if Jeopardy ever gives me 43 second chance games, look out!"
To @KenJennings : You win this round. But if Jeopardy ever gives me 43 second chance games, look out!