Jeopardy contestant Amy Schneider becomes first woman to win a million

Jeopardy contestant Amy Schneider becomes first woman to win a million
As an eighth-grader in Dayton, オハイオ, the Californian was voted most likely to be a Jeopardy! 出場者

ジェパディ! millionaire Amy Schneider says she was shocked after becoming the most successful woman in the show’s history.

Ms Schneider reached $1m winnings in her 28th game last week, becoming just the fourth ジェパディ! player to reach seven figures.

「素晴らしい気分です, it feels strange,” Ms Schneider said in a statement after reaching the million-dollar-milestone.

“It’s not a sum of money I ever anticipated would be associated with my name.”

Ms Schneider has since become a 30-day champion as she seeks to haul in the four contestants who sit above her in the all-time rankings.

The only other contestants to pass the $1m mark in regular-season games are Ken Jennings, 稼いだ人 $2,520,700 に 2004; ジェームズ・ホルザウアー, 稼いだ人 $2,462,216 over the course of 32 victories in 2019; and Matt Amodio, だれが勝った $1,518,601 during his 38-game streak last year.

Ms Schneider, who is the first transgender contestant to qualify for the show’s Tournament of Champions, told the Associated Press she was proud to be a positive role model for the trans community.

“I have definitely heard from other trans people who have been sort of thrilled to see me out there. But one of the things that I’ve enjoyed the most is hearing from parents, and sometimes grandparents, of trans people, an older generation,” the engineering manager from Oakland, カリフォルニア, 前記.

“There’s a lot of fear for their loved ones who are trans, and worry that they might be limited in life. To be able to go out there and show that I can be successful in a very mainstream type of way has, おもう, made a lot of them feel better about the people in their lives.”

In becoming a Jepoardy! champ, Ms Schenider fulfilled a a prediction by her 8th-grade classmates in Dayton, オハイオ: she was voted most likely to be a ジェパディ! 出場者, based on her geography and spelling bee prowess.

MS Schneider was robbed at gunpoint over New Year’s weekend in her hometown of オークランド カリフォルニア.

The Oakland resident tweeted about the robbery to her 52,000 フォロワー, saying she was shaken up but otherwise unhurt.