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U of I PhD student wins six straight on Jeopardy!, earning $137,000+

Classic television gameshow Jeopardy! has had its fair share of streaking winners over the years, and one that has taken off as of late is Pranjal Vachaspati — a PhD. student at the University of Illinois. Check out his highlight reel here, where it showcases his five wins in a row — and we later came to find out that he has in fact won six in a row. He’s won over $137,000 — bananas. Though, I can’t say for certain that his streak continued beyond six. Remarkable, nonetheless.

Some info via U of I Engineering:

As of July 26, 2016, Vachaspati has tallied six consecutive wins and accumulated more than $137,000—his episodes only began to air on July 19. In the most recent episode, he eked out a victory over his closest opponent by only $300, which was the closest margin of victory yet.

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