Naperville Native Wins Jeopardy

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Who is…James Holzhauer?

Naperville native James Holzhauer was a big winner on Jeopardy yesterday. He took home $43,680 – a sum host Alex Trebek said was a record for recent shows.

Holzhauer now lives in Las Vegas where he is a professional sports gambler, but hasn’t forgotten his Naperville roots, or his family back home. That was clear when he included a birthday shout out to his nephew Jack within his Final Jeopardy answer. He included both a happy birthday message, and a very special final bet of $3,268, to signify Jack’s birthday: 3/26/08.

Final Jeopardy Bet and Answer

Holzhauer plays again today: you can watch him at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. Best of luck!