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James Holzhauer Breaks His Own Record for Total Cash Won in Single 'Jeopardy!' Game

In his 10th straight win, Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer broke his own record for single-day cash winnings with a total of $131,127. The previous record was also set by Holzhauer just eight days prior when he won a total of $110,914 on April 9.

Holzhauer’s winnings now stand at $697,787 as he goes on to play his 11th game on Thursday.

Related: James Holzhauer Becomes Jeopardy!'s Second-Highest Cash Winner

Holzhauer, 34, is a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas who entered the game with a theory that players needed to bet big on Daily Doubles and thus far, that strategy has paid off.

Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Harry Friedman is executive producer. 

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.