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‘Jeopardy!’ champion Jason Zuffranieri loses in dramatic loss

His streak ends at 19 games.

The New Mexico resident, and math teacher, has won 15 games in a row, bringing his total prize money to $418,343
The New Mexico resident and math teacher, Jason Zuffranieri, has won 15 games in a row, bringing his total prize money to $418,343.

“Jeopardy!” champion Jason Zuffranieri watched his winning streak come to an end Thursday night. Zuffranieri finished with 19 wins in a row.

Whart happened: The math teacher finished with a $532,496 payout, making him the third-highest regular-season winner in the show’s history, according to reports.

  • Zuffranieri’s loss came in the final round after he was ahead throughout the entire game. He lost on the final clue, which centered around “The Eighth Wonder” by composer Alan John and librettist Dennis Walkins. Gabe Brison-Trezise answered the question correctly, earning the victory.
  • Zuffranieri entered Final Jeopardy with $21,000. Brison-Trezise was down by $11,200. He finished with $22,400, which was higher than Zuffranieri’s $19,500, according to the New York Post.

Records: Zuffranieri joins a list of “Jeopardy!” legends for his time on the show. James Holzhauer sits in second place with $2,462,216 after 32 games. Ken Jennings leads all-time with $2,520,700 after 74 games in 2004, according to The Wrap.