LOS ANGELES -- Spoiler alert!Matt Amodio"s historical run on "Jeopardy!" involved an finish on Monday, but not prior to recording the second-longest win streak in the video game show"s history.

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The Yale doctoral college student finished with 38 wins and much more than $1.5 million in prize winnings.Before that, he ended up being only the third person come surpass $1 million in earnings during non-tournament beat on the syndicated game show."This was past my wildest desires going in," that said. "I knew it to be a possibility, yet I thought it was a really remote possibility, and to have actually it actually happen is unbelievable."Amodio failed come answer the final Jeopardy! clue correctly and also came 3rd on Monday"s show, his streak cut short by new champion Jonathan Fisher, an actor initially from Coral Gables, Florida.
Amodio sits only behind Ken Jennings top top the show"s all-time continuous wins list. Jennings had actually 74.He winner a full of $1,518,601, which place him 3rd on the all-time non-tournament cash winnings list behind James Holzhauer ($2,462,216) and also Jennings ($2,520,700).Brad Rutter right now holds the all-time winnings record, which consists of tournament shows, at $4,938,436.Amodio became known for starting all of his questions with "What"s..." instead of utilizing suitable options such together "Who is...," an unorthodox strategy that made part longtime viewers groan.But it to be within the quiz show"s rule and, together Amodio explained, helped him limit any "unnecessary relocating parts" that could undermine his effectiveness.

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The contestant"s run even garnered the worship of Connecticut governor Ned Lamont."Second-longest win streak in Jeopardy history. Girlfriend did Connecticut proud Matt Amodio! You"re a an excellent sport and fun come watch," Lamont tweeted on Monday.
AmodioMatt! You're a great sport and also fun to watch. Https://t.co/BA9lCUPVh1

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