June 4, 2019 | by: Amanda Misner

James Holzhauer’s 2 Million Dollar “Jeopardy!” Run Has Ended

Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer finally lost on Monday, ending his 33-day run on the game show, during which he won a total of $2,464,216, including $2,000 for his second-place finish to new champ Emma Boettcher.

He came up just $56,484 shy of besting the all-time record set by Ken Jennings for non-tournament play.

During his nearly seven-week run on the show, Holzhauer crossed the $1 million mark on Day 15 and the $2 million mark on Day 27, becoming only the second person in the game show’s 35-year history (excluding an earlier NBC version) to reach the feat in regular-season play.

He first appeared on April 4th, and was absent only for a two-week Teachers Tournament that aired in mid-May. But his final episodes were taped in early April.

Source: NY Times

~Amanda