Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 18?

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

Update: To see who won Jeopardy! on Thursday, May 19, click here.

Wednesday night featured another brand new episode of Jeopardy!. Did our returning champion win again or was a new winner crowned?

Winning streaks have been in short supply over the past couple of weeks. After Mattea Roach won 20+ games, no competitor has been able to string together more than a handful of wins.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Ryan Long is the current Jeopardy! champion. The rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has won three games so far, winning a total of $70,000.

In tonight’s episode, he squared off against Audrey Kamzan, a pediatric hospitalist from Los Angeles, California, and Adriana Ramírez, a writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Long’s experience paid off in the “Jeopardy!” round. He jumped out to a strong lead with $8,600. Kamzan sat in second with $3,200, followed by Ramirez with $2,800.

“Double Jeopardy!” saw Long run away with the game. He finished the round with $26,600. Kamzan remained in second with $7,200. Meanwhile, Ramirez did not qualify for the final round with -$200.

“Final Jeopardy!” was inconsequential. Long didn’t come up with a response, but it only cost him $10,000. He added another win to his resume, bringing his four-day total to $86,600.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

Audrey Kamzan did manage to get tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” clue correct, for what it’s worth. Here’s the clue in the category “Oscar-Winning Songs”:

Johnny Mercer’s lyrics to this 1961 Oscar-winning song once began, “I’m Holly”

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

Answer: What is Moon River?

Kamzan’s correct response added $5,000 to her total, even though she was guaranteed second place regardless. Long only wrote down “Hi Mom” as his response.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 18?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished for Wednesday, May 18, 2022:

1. Ryan Long: $16,600
2. Audrey Kamzan: $12,200
3. Adriana Ramirez: -$200

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