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‘Peril!’ Champion Amy Schneider Reaches $ 1 Million, Becomes First Woman to Earn Honor

“Peril!” champion Amy Schneider continues to break records.

Not only is Schneider already the highest paying contestant in game show, but she also holds the title of woman with the longest winning streak, and now she has taken a new step: to become one of four players. to reach seven-figure regular season earnings.

Schneider found herself in fourth place on the list after collecting $ 1.02 million in 28 wins. Besides Schneider, Ken Jennings ($ 2.5 million), James Holzhauer ($ 2.46 million) and Matt Amodio ($ 1.52 million) are also on this list.

Schneider will compete again on Monday.

Amy Schneider is officially the fourth “Jeopardy! »The best paid. competitor in the show’s history. On Monday, she revealed that she had been burgled in Oakland, California.
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The game show contestant is also the first transgender person to qualify for the “Jeopardy!” tournament of champions.

Schneider is known to have written lengthy post-game discussion threads.

Schneider is the first trans person to qualify for the show's Tournament of Champions.

Schneider is the first trans person to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions.
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Schneider recently spoke to The Associated Press about her time on the show and her “pinch-me” experiences.

“Just seeing myself on TV is still almost a shock, even though I was there when it all happened,” she told The Associated Press.

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Schneider has won the game show 28 times to date.

Schneider has won the game show 28 times to date.
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“I thought I could win games, but I didn’t think I would. The other day my girlfriend mentioned famous people who went to her high school, and I thought, ‘I know that there was someone who went to my house. I searched Wikipedia and there I was, listed among the notable alumni. It was a very strange moment to see that. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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