Mattea Roach has just lost Jeopardy! By one dollar, Roach ended her 23-game streak as one the top five players of all times. Roach has earned $560,983 total in trivia shows, making her one the longest-running and most successful champions. Roach was finally defeated in a “Final Jeopardy”She came back to the place she began with a significant lead.
Roach has found many clues that were not obvious in her week-long search JeopardyHowever, the one that ended her streak asked her for the names of the mayors of Atlanta, Georgia who were listed on a facility constructed on the site of an ex-racetrack. Roach wrote down: “Who are Churchill and Downs? idk,”It was wrong. She was incorrectly guessing the wrong answer by one of her competitors, but Danielle Maurer, second place, had it right. She wrote: “Who are Hartsfield and Jackson?”
The best part was the way that the math played out. The math was a puzzle. “Final Jeopardy,”Roach had $19,000. Maurer had $11,400. Maurer wagered $4200 and won, bringing her total to $15,600. Roach wagered $3601, making her score $15,599 — a loss of one-dollar.
Maurer was more shocked than anyone and cried out in shock after the scores were settled. Roach later reflected on her streak, saying she had no regrets and was proud of the progress she had made. She stated: “Obviously, I didn’t come through in the last one, but I still feel so happy and so lucky to have had this experience.”
Roach is now the fifth-highest-earning Jeopardy player and the fifth-longest-running champion. Ken Jennings and Amy Schneider are ahead of her, as is James Holzhauer, Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer, and Matt Amodio. She stated: “When I think of the caliber of those four players, I really don’t feel like I deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as them to be honest. And there’s a noticeable financial gap between my money and theirs, but it’s an amazing accomplishment. Like, I can’t believe it. It’s such a huge honor that I am being spoken of in relation to people like Ken, James, Matt, Amy. It’s, wow. There’s no words.”
And that’s all from me for now when it comes to my time on Jeopardy! 23 wins at 23 feels perfect. I don’t know if I will ever forget how grateful I feel to have had this experience.
— Mattea Roach (@mattearoach) May 8, 2022
Roach became a household name after her first victory. Jeopardy She revealed that she would use all her winnings to repay her student loans. She stated: “I really came down here hoping to maybe winn one game and so I still can’t believe it.”Roach was selected already to return to Jeopardy Next fall, the Tournament of Champions. Fans can follow her progress until then. Follow us on Twitter.