"Jeopardy!" competitor James Holzhauer has marked another major milestone in the game play.
The 34-year-old won Friday's episode of "Jeopardy!" with a total of $ 74,400, making it its 27th straight win. Holzhauer's total winnings have now accumulated to $ 2,065,535.
The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas is the second person in the show's history to earn more than $ 2 million in seasonal (non-tournament) play.
& # 39; JEOPARDY & # 39; CHAMP JAMES HOLZHAUER WINS 23RD CONSECUTIVE GAME
The only other player who earns more than $ 2 million is Ken Jennings, who earned $ 2,520,700 under a historic 74-game winning stripe.
Since Holzhauer began to compete in the game show in April, he has destroyed several records. He surpassed $ 1 million in the shortest time ever last year, and most of all he broke the show's record for one-day cash gains on April 9.
& # 39; JEOPARDY! & # 39; CHAMP BREAKS 1-DAY RECORD ANOTHER TIME
Before joining Holzhauer, the one-time document was held by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, when he took home $ 77,000 in a single game.
What was even more exciting was that Holzhauer's first record $ 110,914 held a special numerical significance – it's his birthday birthday. She was born November 9, 2014 (11/09/14).
& # 39; JEOPARDY! & # 39; CONTESTANT SETS NEW SINGLE GAME CASH WINNING RECORD "19659003]" I always said I wanted to break Roger Craig's single-game record, and I did, "Holzhauer said.