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.
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.