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Mattea Roach’s record-breaking Jeopardy! run is over after losing by $1

All good issues should come to an finish.

Canadian Jeopardy! champion Mattea Roach, whose whip-smart instincts and assortment of blazers made their approach throughout tv screens and into the hearts of many, has ended her spectacular 23-episode successful streak on the favored quiz present.

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Roach misplaced Friday evening’s episode by simply $1. Whereas she went into Remaining Jeopardy with a lead, she wagered $3,601 and didn’t reply accurately.

The clue was: “These two mayors gave their names to a facility constructed on the location of an outdated racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.”

The proper reply was William Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson. Roach’s response? “Who’re Churchill and Downs? idk.”

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Jeopardy! champ Mattea Roach ends record-breaking run after losing by $1

Mattea Roach’s spectacular successful streak got here to an finish Friday.

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Danielle Maurer, a digital advertising and marketing supervisor from Georgia, guessed accurately, unseating Roach and ending in first place with $15,600. Roach got here in second with $15,599.

Roach, 23, is initially from Halifax however now works as a tutor in Toronto. She not too long ago stated on Twitter that she was “again within the homeland,” posting a photograph of herself posing exterior a grocery retailer in Cape Breton.

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In the long run, Roach got here away from Jeopardy! after 23 wins, with a complete of US$560,983 in her pocket — or simply over $720,000 in Canadian forex.

“It feels nonetheless sort of like a dream,” Roach stated in an announcement Friday.

“I actually got here down right here hoping to possibly win one recreation and so I nonetheless can’t imagine it. You understand, it’s unusual, clearly I didn’t come by way of within the final one, however I nonetheless really feel so completely happy and so fortunate to have had this expertise.”

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Roach has each the fifth-longest streak within the present’s historical past, together with the fifth-highest winnings throughout regular-season play, arising quick solely to Jeopardy! legends Ken Jennings, Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio, and James Holzhauer.

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“After I consider the calibre of these 4 gamers, I actually don’t really feel like I need to be talked about in the identical breath as them, to be sincere,” Roach stated.

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“And there’s a noticeable monetary hole between my cash and theirs, however it’s an incredible accomplishment. Like, I can’t imagine it. It’s such an enormous honor that I’m being spoken of in relation to folks like Ken, James, Matt, Amy. It’s, wow. There’s no phrases.”

Whereas her streak on Jeopardy! has come to an finish, this received’t be the final we’ll see of Roach. She’s going to return to compete within the present’s match of champions within the fall.

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