“Jeopardy!” contestant Amy Schneider made historical past — once more — by changing into the primary girl to surpass $1 million in winnings on the present.
On Friday, Schneider marked her 28th consecutive win, including as much as a complete of $1,019,600 in winnings to date, reported Variety.
Only three different folks have handed the $1 million milestone in regular-season play within the recreation present’s historical past: Matt Amodio, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer.
In November, Amy Schneider turned the primary overtly transgender contestant to qualify for the present’s “Tournament of Champions,” made up of the earlier years’ high gamers.
“Seeing trans people anywhere in society that you haven’t seen them before is so valuable for the kids right now that are seeing it,” Schneider, an engineering supervisor who lives in Oakland, California, told San Francisco’s local ABC information station, KGO-TV, final yr.
“I’m so grateful that I am giving some nerdy little trans kid somewhere the realization that this is something that they could do, too,” she added.