There’s something happening on “Jeopardy!” right now that might be even more interesting than the drama over who’s going to be the new host.
A contestant named Matt Amodio has won 15 straight games, and he’s climbing up the all-time list of regular-season earners.
As of last night he’s won $475,600, which puts him in FOURTH PLACE.
Third place is currently held by Jason Zuffranieri with $532,496. At the rate Matt’s going, he could hit that this week if he keeps winning. But getting any higher will take a while.
James Holzhauer is in second place, with about $2.46 MILLION. And all-time champ Ken Jennings has $2.52 million.
Given his average daily winnings, Amodio is almost 80 games away from Holzhauer.