Jennings takes home $1,000,000 in prize money and the ultimate title of “The Greatest of All Time.”
He beat out highest single-game earnings record holder James Holzhauer and highest all-time earnings-holder Brad Rutter in the fourth match of “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time,” which has been airing during primetime hours on ABC since Tuesday.
“It has taken 8 years for Ken Jennings to answer the question — Is he as good as that run on ‘Jeopardy?’” said host Alex Trebek.
Jennings, an Edmunds, Washington native, can now add the “GOAT” title to his record for most consecutive games won on the trivia show in regular season play, which he earned in 2004 by winning 74 matches in a row.
Holzhauer and Rutter each got $250,000 as a consolation prize.
Jennings came in hot to the special tournament, winning the first round of Jan. 7. Holzhauer won round two the next night, but on Thursday, Jennings won again. Rutter did not win any games — making it the first time he has ever lost to a human opponent.
More to come…