The win came after Alex Trebek posted an update of his health status as he is under treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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He thanked fans for their support and announced that taping will begin soon for the 36th season of “Jeopardy!”season 35 of 'Jeopardy!'
Original report: The professional sports gambler has broken the record for the most money won on the game show in a single day, taking home $110,914 on Tuesday's episode, CNN reported.
He blew out the previous record of $77,000 held by Roger Craig, according to CNN.
But it wasn’t Holzhauer’s first win on the show. It was his fourth, with his appearance netting him $244,365 so far.
“I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig’s one-game record and I did it,” Holzhauer said.
Craig held the record since Sept. 19, 2010, according to "Jeopardy's" records.
The amount also holds a special place in Holzhauer's heart. His daughter was born on Nov. 9, 2014, or 11/09/14, "Jeopardy!" officials said in a press release.
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