Here are the Jeopardy all time records for longest win streak, highest winnings, average per episode, all-time winnings and the year the contestant played. Best single-day show winnings can be found here or check out James Holzhauer stats or questions he actually answered incorrectly. Test your knowledge against questions James Holzhauer missed.
Update: Matt Amodio ($5,600) lost on Monday, October 11, 2021 to Jonathan Fisher ($29,200).
Jeopardy - All Time Winners
|Contestant||Winnings||Avg per Episode||Win Streak||All Time Winnings||Year|
|Brad Rutter *||$55,102||$11,020||5||$4,688,440||2000|
|Colby Burnett **||N/A||N/A||N/A||$480,334||N/A|
* Win streaks were capped at 5 days prior to 2003.
** Teachers Tournament
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cap on Jeopardy! winnings?
Jeopardy used to limit contestants to $75,000 in winnings in a single show, with the balance donated to charity. The cap was gradually raised over time and removed entirely in 2003.
Is there a cap on days number of days you can win?
There is no cap but prior to 2003 there was a a five-day limit imposed on returning champions.
When did the Jeopardy! dollar values change?
The current series’ first round originally ranged from $100 to $500, and were doubled to $200 to $1,000 on November 26, 2001. The Double Jeopardy round changed from $400 to $2,000 at the same time.
How many Jeopardy! show are filmed in one day?
Five episodes are taped a day, two a week and three weeks a month.
Who beat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy?
Nancy Zerg beat Ken Jennings on his 75th appearance.
What is the minimum wager on a Daily Double? Final Jeopardy?
The minimum wager for a Daily Double in either the Jeopardy or Double Jeopardy round is $5. The minimum wager for Final Jeopardy is $0.
Can you wager $69 on a Daily Double or Final Jeopardy?
No, as of 2018 this was officially prohibited. Jeopardy also does not allow betting $666, $14, $88, or $1488. The number 666 has satanic associations in Christianity, and 1488 is a white supremacist symbol.
What if there is a tie on Jeopardy?
If there are two or three players tied for first place after each contestant unveils their Final Jeopardy response, Alex will present one more category and read the clue. The clue has no dollar value and does not increase the player’s winnings.
How do I watch Jeopardy online live?
Select Jeopardy shows are available live on Hulu. Sling TV is another option and through your cable subscription. Sub Reddits and Daily Motion users have been known to stream the show as well. Other countries such as YES TV in Canada stream it online.
How far in advance are Jeopardy Shows taped?
Generally the time from taping to airing is two to four months but varying factors include summer re-runs, tournaments, other factors and just the order in which they play from the time they were all taped within a few days.
How many Jeopardy shows are taped in one session?
Typically five shows or one weeks of shows are taped in one day with two days of show tapings in a week (Tuesday and Wednesday). Taping typically occurs every two weeks.
How many shows were taped before Ken Jennings first win was aired?
48. He might be the only contestant who was still playing before his first win was aired.
Does Jeopardy give the set of questions before the show?
No! Not since the Quiz Show scandal has this happened.
It’s not called Jeopardy for nothing.
What is the smallest amount ever won on Jeopardy?
$1. In 1993, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Darryl Scott went up against two other contestants who wagered it all in Final Jeopardy and he bet all but $1. They all missed the question and Colonel Scott won with $1. There have been many games won by a $1 as well.