Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 2?

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

Update: To see who won Jeopardy! on Friday, June 3, click here.

Over the past two weeks, Jeopardy! has featured a fan-favorite champion. Did the winning streak continue on Thursday night?

The current champ entered tonight’s game on a 14-day winning streak. Along the way, they’ve managed to earn quite a supportive following.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the current Jeopardy! champion. His two-week run has pocketed him over $260,000 so far.

On Thursday, looking to dethrone Long were Tom Philipose, a writing professor from Forest Hills, New York, and Maya Sudarsana, a customer success manager from Boston, Massachusetts.

The “Jeopardy!” round saw a close battle between Long and Philipose. The professor ended the round in the lead with $8,800, while Long wasn’t far behind with $8,600. Sudarsana had some catching up to do at -$200.

Long’s success on the buzzer gave him the lead following “Double Jeopardy!” play. He banked $22,800 to lead Philipose and his $18,800. Sudarsana never got things rolling and finished with $2,000.

“Final Jeopardy!” produced another triple stumper as all three players answered incorrectly. Philipose went big and wagered everything. It left the door open for Long, who only bet $3,500, to remain the Jeopardy! champion.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

Tonight’s clue wasn’t easy. Here it is in the category “UNESCO World Heritage Sites”:

Known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell called this place “a fairy tale city, all pink & wonderful”

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

Answer: What is Petra?

Petra, Jordan was tonight’s correct response that players failed to come up with. Maya Sudarsana and Tom Philipose both wrote down Jaipur, while Ryan Long guessed Baghdad.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 2?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished for Thursday, June 2, 2022:

1. Ryan Long: $19,300
2. Maya Sudarsana: $0
3. Tom Philipose: $0

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