If you’ve been watching “Jeopardy,” the classic answer-and-question quiz show, during the past couple weeks, you may have noticed a familiar face. Seth Wilson, a PhD student in UGA’s theater department, won his ninth straight game Thursday to bring his total to $209,801 in winnings.
That’s a lot of money.
Wilson, a trivia buff, had been trying to get onto “Jeopardy” for the past decade, according to a recent Banner-Herald article. He’ll be back on the show this evening to attempt his 10th straight win.
If Wilson is able to extend his streak tonight, he’ll be one game short of tying recent “Jeopardy” star Arthur Chu, who lost in his 12th game in 2014. But he’s got a long ways to go to if he wants to beat the champ: Ken Jennings still holds the record for most wins on the show with a whopping 74.
UPDATE: Wilson has won 10 in a row. The streak continues.
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