Amy Schneider becomes first woman to win $1 million on “Jeopardy!”

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“Danger!” competitor Amy Schneider She became the first woman in game show history to win $1 million, in her 28th episode of the show.

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big picture: Schneider “Danger!” I am the fourth person. History of taking home over $1 million. After winning $42,200 on Friday, his total tally is $1,019,001.

  • Schneider made history in December first transgender contestant To qualify for the Tournament of Champions.
  • The 42-year-old software engineering manager grew up watching game shows at home and called “Jeopardy!” was most likely to appear. in the eighth grade, per new York Times,
  • “It’s not the amount I expected it to be associated with my name,” Schneider told the Times.

of comment: Highest-grossing contestant “Jeopardy!” Ken Jennings, who earned Record $2.5 million in 2004 With a 74-game run.

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What will happen next: Schneider’s next “Danger!” The game will air on January 10.

go in: Why “Super-Champions” Are Dominating “Danger!”

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