Jeopardy! and its returning champion were back on the air Monday night. Did the winning streak continue or do we have a new champion?
Repeat winners have become the trend on Jeopardy! in recent weeks. After the show struggled to see a consistent champ after Mattea Roach, a pair of long-running champions that included Ryan Long arrived.
Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?
Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the current Jeopardy! champion. During his five-game winning streak, he’s banked $133,801.
On Monday night, his competition included Lisa Hernson, a banking director from New York, New York, and Mazin Omer, a student from Toledo, Ohio.
Ahasic showed off his skills in the “Jeopardy!” round. He answered 12 out of 13 questions correctly on the way to earning $6,800. Omer sat in second with $2,800, while Hernson came in third with -$200.
It was more of the same in “Double Jeopardy!” for Ahasic. He hit on both “Daily Double” questions and finished the round with $29,400. Omer came in a distant second with $9,200 and Hernson managed to at least get on the positive side with $200.
Ahasic didn’t answer “Final Jeopardy!” correctly. In fact, only Herson managed to do that. But it didn’t matter, as Ahasic won again and brought his total jackpot to $160,601.
What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?
Tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” tripped up two out of three players. Here’s the clue in the category “TV Legends”:
Buster Keaton considered her the tops in her field &, in fact, was one of her early mentors
Answer: Who is Lucille Ball?
In his response, Eric Ahasic incorrectly wrote down “Who is Ginger Rogers?”. Mazin Omer said “Who is Mary Tyler Moore?” as his guess.
Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 13?
To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Monday, June 13, 2022:
1. Eric Ahasic: $26,800
2. Mazin Omer: $401
3. Lisa Hernson: $400
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