Canada’s most profitable Jeopardy! contestant scooped up one other win Wednesday evening, additional cementing her spot as one of many TV quiz present’s all-time greats.
It occurred on the identical day that Mattea Roach received an sudden shout-out within the House of Commons.
Roach — who has the fifth-longest streak in Jeopardy! historical past — clinched her twenty second win by appropriately answering a query concerning the American Civil War in Final Jeopardy.
She had such a commanding lead that she received towards her opponent even whereas wagering $0 on her reply. “I made perhaps the most responsible wager of all,” mentioned Roach, who is thought for her modest bets.
All in all, Roach took dwelling one other $28,400, bringing her complete winnings to $534,984 USD.
Roach, a 23-year-old initially from Halifax who now works as a tutor in Toronto, has had a formidable run to date. According to Jeopardy!’s each day field scores, all through her 22-episode run she answered 592 questions appropriately and 50 incorrectly, giving her an accuracy price of 92 per cent.
She might want to win 32 video games in a row to knock James Holzhauer out of the fourth-place spot for longest Jeopardy! streak.
Canadians are paying attention to Roach’s unusually lengthy streak, with Halifax MP Andy Fillmore giving her a particular shout-out within the House of Commons earlier on Wednesday.
“Mr. Speaker, I’ll take record-breaking Canadians for $2,000. Answer: with 21 consecutive wins and counting, totalling over half a million dollars, she is the most successful Canadian to ever compete on Jeopardy!,” Fillmore mentioned.
“The question: Who is Mattea Roach?”
He took be aware of Roach’s ties to Halifax — the place she grew up and attended the Sacred Heart School of Halifax — in addition to Toronto and Ottawa throughout his quick speech, and mentioned she is displaying “no signs of slowing down.”
“I’d wager all the Daily Double that there’s still much more to come,” he mentioned. “Way to go, Mattea!”
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