James Holzhauer’s 18th appearance in his historic run on “Jeopardy!” came down to just $18. The Las Vegas sports bettor held off Adam Levin, 46, of Ashland, Massachusetts, in a tight match that came down to ‘Final Jeopardy’ in Monday’s episode.
Holzhauer extended his streak and pushed his total winnings to $1,329,604. He trails past champion Ken Jennings who won more than $2.5 million during a 74-game winning streak in 2004.
Monday’s episode was the second time during the streak that a competitor went into Final Jeopardy!
Holzhauer has been correct on 17 of his 18 Final Jeopardy! attempts.
“I did everything I could possibly do and the best I could, and I was a few dollars short, but I wouldn’t trade it,” Levin told The Boston Globe. “I had a huge smile on my face for as much of the time [as] I could because I was living the dream.”