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Amy Schneider, History-Making Jeopardy! Champion, Is Engaged

Amy Schneider
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The Jeopardy! winner posted an image on Twitter showing her and her fiancee's engagement rings. 


Looks like some of the money from Amy Schneider's historic run on the game show Jeopardy! went to some engagement bling.

On Thursday, Schneider -- the top-winning woman and top-winning transgender contestant in Jeopardy! history -- posted an image on Twitter announcing the news.

"I have an announcement: Genevieve is no longer my girlfriend... she's my fiancee!!! I couldn't be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world," Schneider wrote.

Schneider won 40 consecutive games, second only to current Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2003. She eventually lost last month to Rhone Talsma, a librarian from Chicago. She is in fourth place for all-time regular season cash winnings with $1.382 million, behind Matt Amodio ($1.518 million), James Holzhauer ($2.462 million), and Jennings ($2.52 million). She is the top female winner in Jeopardy! history and the first woman to pass the million-dollar mark.

She is also the first trans contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, in which the season's top 15 winners compete. The tournament will be held this fall.

After her January loss, Schneider took to Twitter to give a heartfelt thank-you to her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis.

"And of course, most of all, I want to thank Genevieve. When we started dating, she knew I would be on Jeopardy, but she really didn't know what that meant. She'd never watched the show, so even once I started winning, she didn't really understand how big this was all going to get," Schneider wrote at the time.

In other big life news for Schneider, she announced last week that she had quit her job as a software engineering manager.

"Some of you may have heard, but I quite my day job!" she wrote. "It's a big nerve-wracking to pivot from software engineer to ... public figure, I guess? But regardless of the outcome I'm so excited to spend the next couple years at least tackling this new challenge."

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