Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 29?

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

Jeopardy! was back on the air Wednesday night with another brand new game. It also featured a new champion, defending their title for the first time.

After a stretch of champions that put together prolonged runs, Jeopardy! has seen a rotating selection of winners.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Pete Chattrabhuti, an attorney from Washington, DC, is the current Jeopardy! champion. His victory on Tuesday night earned him $10,800.

His competition on Wednesday included Halley Ryherd, a real estate attorney from Waukee, Iowa, and Lauryl Tucker, an associate professor from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

It was a tight race after the “Jeopardy!” round. Chattrabhuti had a narrow lead with $4,200 compared to $4,000 apiece for Ryherd and Tucker.

But it was Ryherd who put some distance between herself and the other players in “Double Jeopardy!” play. Going 7-for-7, she amassed $14,000. Tucker wasn’t far behind with $11,000, followed by Chattrabhuti with $8,600.

“Final Jeopardy!” was a triple stumper with all three contestants failing to come up with the correct response. It all came down to the wagers as Ryherd squeaked out the victory. She became the new Jeopardy! champion with $5,999.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

TV buffs may have been able to answer tonight’s “Final Jeopardy!” correctly. Here’s the clue in the category “Television History”:

In the opening scene of its July 21, 1969 pilot episode, a man carves the letter D into wet cement

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

Answer: What is Sesame Street?

Only Pete Chattrabhuti could actually come up with a show, guessing Dick Tracy as his response. Lauryl Tucker wrote down “What is Ge” as her answer, while Halley Ryherd could only get down “What is I” for her response. Still, her $8,001 wager compared to Tucker’s $6,201 gave her the win.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, June 29, 2022?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished on Wednesday, June 29, 2022:

1. Halley Ryherd: $5,999
2. Lauryl Tucker: $4,799
3. Pete Chattrabhuti: $600

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