Strategic bet earns Mattea Roach 23rd ‘Jeopardy!’ win

Strategic bet earns Mattea Roach 23rd 'Jeopardy!' win
Canadian Mattea Roach appears in an episode of Jeopardy! in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jeopardy Productions, Inc.

The 23-year-old Canadian who’s been outlasting all “Jeopardy!” competitors for over a month has logged her 23rd consecutive win on the American TV quiz show.

Toronto tutor Mattea Roach even surprised herself with victory in Wednesday’s episode because she was nearly $10,000 behind her lone challenger heading into “Final Jeopardy.”

A combination of Roach’s correct response to the clue, no response from her challenger, and a strategic bet earned Roach the win.

Roach holds the fifth-longest win streak in “Jeopardy!” history and has the fifth-highest cash winnings in regular-season play at over $560,000 USD.

You can watch Jeopardy! on CHEK at 7:30 p.m. on weeknights.

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