Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/30/2014 8:53 AM

Wilmette woman extends 'Jeopardy!' winning streak

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Julia Collins, 31, of Wilmette, scored her 19th consecutive victory on "Jeopardy!" Thursday. She is now tied for second-place for most consecutive nontournament wins and the show's winningest woman.

      Julia Collins, 31, of Wilmette, scored her 19th consecutive victory on "Jeopardy!" Thursday. She is now tied for second-place for most consecutive nontournament wins and the show's winningest woman.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins is keeping her winning streak alive.

The TV game show says Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday's contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive nontournament wins.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

She shares the No. 2 spot with season 22 contestant David Madden. The top "Jeopardy!" player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million.

The 31-year-old Collins' latest victory pushed her cash prize total to $410,000.

The Wilmette resident already has set another record: She's won more games and more money than any other female contestant.

Collins began taping her "Jeopardy!" appearances in January but remained mum about the outcome -- although she did quit her business consultant job.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.