Family a Winning Answer for ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ
Aside from the astounding winnings he amassed on the TV game show, James Holzhauer’s run on “Jeopardy!” has revealed his intimate dedication to family and a sense of duty as a citizen.
During his 32-day winning streak on the show – a run that netted him more than $2.4 million – Holzhauer often dedicated his final winning answers to a family member or friend. One such dedication was particularly near and dear to him.
On April 17, he set a new record for a single day’s winnings on the show, a whopping $131,127. Along with his correct answer – “Who is Atticus Finch?” – he added a little note: “This is for you, Granny,” accented with a heart.
It was a fitting tribute, as Holzhauer quite possibly would never have appeared on “Jeopardy!” if not for the love and enthusiasm Grandmother showed for the program, despite not understanding much of it . . .