Julia Collins scores 20th win on 'Jeopardy!,' second most in show’s history

By Daniel S Levine,

Julia Collins won her 20th straight game of Jeopardy! on Friday night, putting her alone in second place for most non-tournament consecutive wins.

After Collins’ 19th win, she was tied with David Madden, who won 19 straight as well in season 22, notes The Associated Press.

Her next goal is trying to beat the incredible mark set by Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games during season 21 and racked up $2.5 million in winnings.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Wilmette, Illinois native won $18,100 during Friday’s pre-taped episode. She has earned a total of $428,100 during her time on the show, so she has a while to go to reach Jennings’ mark. She will have to win 54 more games just to tie his win total.

Collins told the Tribune that she has been trying for decades to get on her favorite game show. “I used to watch Jeopardy! after school throughout my childhood,” she told the paper.

Collins’ episodes were filmed back in January and February.

image courtesy of INFphoto.com



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