Who won Jeopardy! tonight, February 24, 2022?

"Jeopardy!" set (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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On Thursday night’s Jeopardy!, returning champion Christine Whelchel tried to become the game show’s latest repeat winner.

Whelchel entered the game with cash winnings totaling $34,000. She earned the right to play on Thursday by defeating Henry Rozycki in thrilling fashion the day before. The pair tied following “Final Jeopardy” before squaring off in a winner-take-all tiebreaker.

Tonight, the piano teacher from Spring Hill, Tennessee looked to make it two in a row. She drew a matchup with Anne Large, a bar and restaurant owner from Washington, D.C., and Lucian Wang, a law clerk from New York, New York.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight?

Going into “Final Jeopardy,” Whelchel had a commanding lead thanks to her performance in the previous two rounds. She finished “Double Jeopardy” with $12,600.

Neither Large nor Wang were in a position to dethrone the returning champion. Large had $1,200 while Wang tallied $4,600.

In the end, Whelchel won the game despite not answering “Final Jeopardy” correctly. She ended with $10,600, giving her a two-day total of $44,600.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy question?

The “Final Jeopardy” category for Thursday, February 24, 2022, was “Fictional Families.” Here’s the clue:

Introduced in the 1930s in The New Yorker, they’ve appeared on TV & Broadway & in live action & animated films

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Answer: The Addams Family.

In tonight’s episode, only Lucian Wang answered “Final Jeopardy” correctly with “The Addams Family.” Anne Large guessed “the Von Trapps” while champ Christine Whelchel didn’t come up with a response.

Jeopardy winner for February 24, 2022

Christine Whelchel won tonight’s episode of Jeopardy! with $10,400. Lucian Wang finished second with $5,200 and Anne Large finished third with $400.

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