Jeopardy! champion given ceremonial key to Las Vegas Strip

Baseball was my goal’ Why ‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer first saw himself in a MLB front office

Baseball was my goal’ Why ‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer first saw himself in a MLB front office

On Thursday's show, fellow contestants Jessica Efron Sauer and Josh Archibald-Seiffer never really stood a chance: Holzhauer went into Final Jeopardy with $51,212, while Sauer and Archibald-Seiffer had just $1,400 and $10,200, respectively.

And on the night Holzhauer scored the second-longest winning streak, "Jeopardy!" scored its highest-rated episode of the season.

The Chicago Cubs fan spoke with MLB.com about his desire to work in the front office for a major league team.

Not only was challenger Josh Archibald-Seiffer, a music director and pianist from Seattle, Wash., the first player in 21 games to run a category against the Naperville North graduate, Holzhauer had four incorrect responses, ending his streak of 187 consecutive clues with correct responses, Saunders said.

Will his winning streak continue? "I see a lot of people commenting, 'Oh, everyone's shifting now".

Despite facing some tough competition on Monday - he won by only $18 - Holzhauer continued to dominate the rest of the week. "Above all, that's what people care about".

"Jeopardy!" was averaging 9.8 million viewers before Holzhauer's streak began.

To honor the gambler, the Clark County Commission will present Holzhauer on Thursday afternoon the key to the Strip. "I wonder, even if they come knocking if I would actually accept. I want to have mostly the same life I had before, just a little bit extra".