The previous record was set nearly a decade ago!
James Holzhauer has set a new Jeopardy record!
On Tuesday night's episode, Holzhauer took home $110,914, setting a new record for the most money won in a single game. 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.
Prior to Craig, Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings held the title with $74,000. Though Jennings has long since lost out on the single-game winnings record, he still holds the record for the longest winning streak -- he won 74 games in 2004 -- and the highest average correct responses per show. His Jeopardy earnings total more than $3 million.
Earlier this month, ET's Lauren Zima caught up with Jennings, who recalled what it was like being on the beloved game show.
"I get nervous on Jeopardy," he confessed. "Jeopardy is a crucible."
Jennings also commented on host Alex Trebek's cancer diagnosis. "I sent Alex best wishes like I know hundreds of thousands of people have," he shared. "I can't imagine Jeopardy hosted by anybody else. To me, he's irreplaceable."
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