Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 20?

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

Jeopardy! wrapped up the week with another brand new episode on Friday night. The returning champion looked to make it a five-day sweep on the week.

There is definitely some momentum building behind the champion. Many fans think we could be only at the start of a long, lucrative run.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the current Jeopardy! champion. He entered Friday night’s show on a five-day winning streak. During the run, Long has banked $105,801.

His competition tonight included Toni Alimi, a post-doc from Ithaca, New York, and Li-Mae McClellan, a law student from St. Louis, Missouri.

It was a competitive game after the “Jeopardy!” round finished. McClellan sat in first with $5,200, followed by Long with $4,200, and Alimi with $3,200.

However, Long bounced back in “Double Jeopardy!” play. He jumped into the lead with $21,00. In second was McClellan with $12,000, followed by Alimi in third with $6,000.

“Final Jeopardy!” saw only Long answer correctly. He added $5,000 to his total, bringing his six-day total to $131,801.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

Tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” clue definitely challenged the players. Here’s the clue in the category “On the Map”:

It’s referred to as “the blue eye of Siberia”

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

Answer: What is Lake Baikal?

Li-Mae McClellan’s incorrect guess of Lake Volga cost her everything. Toni Alimi wrote down “What is the Ural?” as his response, costing him $1,006.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, May 20?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Friday, May 20, 2022:

1. Ryan Long: $26,000
2. Toni Alimi: $4,994
3. Li-Mae McClellan: $0

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What did you think of Ryan Long’s performance this week? Do you expect him to be the Jeopardy! champion for a long run? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.