Who won Jeopardy! tonight, April 12?

Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik(ABC/Casey Durkin)
Jeopardy! host Mayim Bialik(ABC/Casey Durkin) /

Jeopardy! fans have watched Mattea Roach put together an impressive winning streak over the past two weeks. So what happened in tonight’s episode?

Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, entered Tuesday night’s game on a five-day winning streak. Her cash winnings so far total $117,200.

Standing in the way of a sixth win tonight was Zhe Lu, a software engineer from Boston, Massachusetts, and Leah Pence, a social studies teacher from Woodstock, Georgia.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight?

Mattea Roach returned to her dominating ways in the “Jeopardy!” round. She answered 18 out of 19 questions correctly, more than double the next closest competitor. After the first set of clues, she had $9,600. Zhe Lu was in second with $2,600, while Leah Pence totaled -$200.

“Double Jeopardy!” featured more of the same as Roach distanced herself from the other players. The tutor from Toronto boasted $25,400 after round two, followed by Pence at $7,800 and Lu at $5,800.

“Final Jeopardy!” was just a formality. However, Roach and Pence did answer correctly. The returning champ added $5,400 to her total and earned the right to play again tomorrow.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! question?

Two out of three players answered tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” correctly. Here’s the clue in the category “Geographic Terms”:

The 1964 article that gave this term its current use noted the “menace that haunts the Atlantic off our southeastern coast”

“Jeopardy!” set (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) /

Answer: What is the Bermuda Triangle?

Zhe Lu was the only player unable to come up with the correct term. He guessed “What is international waters?” and it cost him $3,900 on the way to a third-place finish. On the other hand, Mattea Roach brought her total winnings up to $148,000.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, April 12?

To recap, here’s how things finished on Jeopardy! for Tuesday, April 12, 2022:

1. Mattea Roach: $30,800
2. Leah Pence: $12,856
3. Zhe Lu: $1,900

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