Jeopardy Champ Julia Collins Is Winningest Woman on the Game Show
Julia Collins makes game show history on Jeopardy.Collins live-tweets her way through each episode. Collins of Kenilworth, Illinois, is the most-winning female contestant in the TV game show’s 30-year history after she won her tenth straight episode Friday. Her ten day total now tops $220,000! Prior to Collins’ streak, the most number of games a woman had won in a row was seven, set by Stephanie Jass in the show’s 29th season.
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Collins is a 2005 graduate of Wellesley College and she told her college’s e-newsletter: “I’ve watched the show since I was a little kid, maybe 8 or 9. It was on mid-afternoon when I was growing up, so I could watch after school.”
Collins tried out for the show five years ago and never got a call back but, she tried out again in 2013 and was invited on the show in December.
— Julia (@JeopardyJulia) May 2, 2014
Former “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings holds the longest winning streak for Jeopardy ever, with 74 wins in a row in 2004 and total earnings of $3,196,300.