Merv Griffin’s Jeopardy! is an American television game show. A quiz competition is included on the show, in which contestants are given general knowledge cues in the form of answers and must phrase their responses as questions.
The first daytime edition of the show premiered on NBC on March 30, 1964, and ran until January 3, 1975.
From September 1974 to September 1975, a syndicated nighttime edition aired weekly, and a weekday revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, aired on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. On September 10, 1984, a syndicated show recognizable to modern audiences and produced daily (currently by Sony Pictures Television) debuted.
In this article, we take a look at the Top 10 female Jeopardy winners
Top 10 female Jeopardy winners
- Amy Schneider
- Julia Collins
- Mattea Roach
Continue reading for a complete list of top 10 female Jeopardy winners.
1. Amy Schneider
The latest superstar champion on Jeopardy! tore up the record books. Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from California, won $1,382,800 in prize money after playing a total of 40 games. She’s the first woman and only the fourth Jeopardy! champion to win a million dollars in non-tournament play. She is now the highest-ranking female Jeopardy! contestant in history.
She’s also broken the winning streaks of Amodio and Holzauer, making her the second-longest streaker in Jeopardy! history. Schneider told CNN, “It’s been a true privilege.” “I don’t know how to digest the fact that I’m one of the most successful people in a game I’ve loved since I was a kid, and that I’m now a part of its history.”
2. Julia Collins
Julia Collins, an Illinois supply chain manager, set a record in 2014 when she won $428,100 in 20 straight races. She was the highest-ranked female participant of all time until Amy Schneider came up.
Collins utilized half of her windfall to go to Paris and London after her remarkable winning streak, and the rest to transition to a new job. Collins is now the founder of Females Like You and Me, a non-profit dedicated to “helping clever girls discover occupations they enjoy.”
3. Mattea Roach
The Nova Scotian Mattea Roach has won her 10th consecutive win in “Jeopardy!” Monday night which brought her total win to $227,601.
The 23-year-old also won $16,799 from Game Show.
In the Monday show, Roach faced off against fellow Canadian Caitlyn Hayes, who is a musician and educator located in North Vancouver, and Sarah McGrath who is a business manager located in New York.
In the “Jeopardy!” day-to-day box scoring, Roach attempted to buzz into 39 times and had success 25 times for an overall success rate of 64 percent.
She scored 26 correct answers and just two wrong which is a rate of 93 per cent.
All in all, Roach has answered clues correctly 93 percent of the time during her last 10 contests with 265 correct answers and 19 wrong.
Roach is a teacher who lives in Toronto However, she is originally from Halifax. Halifax.
The 23-year old first applied to appear on the show’s long-running gameshow in 2020. In January she received an invitation by the show’s producers to Los Angeles to tape an episode.
Top 10 Jeopardy winners
- Ken Jennings – $2,520,700
- James Holzhauer – $2,462,216
- Matt Amodio – $1,518,601
- Amy Schneider – $1,382,800
- Jason Zuffranieri – $532,496
- David Madden – $430,400
- Julia Collins – $428,100
- Matt Jackson – $411,612
- Austin Rogers – $411,000
- Arthur Chu – $297,200