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She just keeps going.
Mattea Roach is now number 5 in the most consecutive games won in Jeopardy! history. With 21 games won, she is the second on the list for women. Ken Jennings heads the list with 74 consecutive wins, followed by Amy Schneider with 40 games, Matt Amodio with 38, and James Holzhauer with 32. The news comes as Roach has crossed the $500,000 mark in earnings.
As of the close of her 21st game, Roach has won a whopping $506,584. This puts her at number 6 in the list of greatest winnings during regular-season play on the series. If she wins tonight, she will likely surpass Jason Zuffranieri, who is sitting in the number 5 slot with $532,496.
"I am still playing every game like I'm just so lucky to be here," Roach told Jeopardy! after her 18th win. "This has so far exceeded my wildest imaginings."
The 23-year-old tutor is the show's most successful Canadian.
Roach, a lesbian, has made a name for herself and is the latest in a line of out LGBTQ+ contestants on the show. She has become divisive figure within the fandom. Some have criticized her tendency for gesticulations as well as her tendency to be chatty. Some have labeled those criticisms as misogynistic.
In her time on the show, Roach has earned enough money to pay off all of her student loans.
"I don't even know how to process how much this has changed my life," she previously said. "Knowing that I've won this much money, like, I'm literally thinking, Oh, my gosh, can I buy a house like 10 years sooner than I thought?"