N.S. Jeopardy! Champ Loses After 23-Day Streak

All good things must come to an end.

Nova Scotia Jeopardy! champion Mattea Roach lost her 23-day winning streak — by $1.

On Friday night’s broadcast, Roach had been in the lead going into final Jeopardy! with $19,200. Danielle Maurer, a digital marketing manager from Georgia, was in second place, with winnings totalling $11,400.

Friday’s final Jeopardy! question handed victory to Danielle Maurer of Georgia and fell under the category of “USA.”

“These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.”

The correct response was, “who are William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson?”

Maurer’s correct answer gained her $4,200, bringing her final total to $15,600.

Roach, on the other hand, responded with, “Who are Churchill and Downs? idk.” She wagered $3,601, leaving her with $15,599 — just $1 short of Maurer’s total.

Roach, who was born in Nova Scotia but now lives in Toronto, Ont., finished her run on the show with winnings totalling $560,983 USD ($722,433.91 CDN).

She now stands in 5th place among all-time regular play money winners and 9th place among all-time money winners when tournaments are factored in.

Jeopardy! Host Ken Jennings congratulated Roach for her winnings before reminding audiences that she will return to the show this fall for Jeopardy!‘s annual Tournament of Champions.

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