Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'

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A "Jeopardy!" contestant just went home $110,000 richer, and now holds bragging rights for setting a new single-game winnings record.

His final wager was carefully chosen so that he could end up with exactly $110,914, a number he has admitted references his daughter's birthday of November 9, 2014.

Holzhauer's wife, Melissa Sassin, is also an accomplished game show participant, having won $28,800 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire back in 2012.

Tuesday's win was the fourth straight for Holzhauer and brought his winnings total to more than $244,000. Wednesday's episode will pit him against two new challengers eager to prevent him from scoring a fifth consecutive win.

While plenty of viewers were no doubt scratching their heads at that one, Holzhauer correctly wrote down "WHAT IS QUANTUM LEAP".

"I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record, and I did it", Holzhauer said, via ABC 11.

Furthermore, he appeared on the show 500 Questions in 2015, heavy.com reported.

James Holtzhauer, 34, broke a record on the game show Thursday when he racked up $110,914, the most any contestant has ever won in a single game. The trailer ends with host Alex Trebek asking, "Is it too soon to begin making comparisons with Ken Jennings?"

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