Who won Jeopardy! tonight, July 27?

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

Jeopardy! returned on Thursday with another brand-new episode. Do we have a new winner or did the champion’s streak continue?

Lately, it hasn’t been easy for returning champions to get much of a streak going. The competition has been strong over the final few episodes of season 39.

Who is the current Jeopardy! champion?

Lucas Partridge, a school counselor from Las Vegas, Nevada, entered Thursday’s game as the current Jeopardy! champion. His one-day total sat at $20,100.

His competition tonight included Zach Razavi, a palliative physician from St. Paul, Minnesota, and Alicia Schaffer, a physician from Indianapolis, Indiana.

The game stayed relatively close during the “Jeopardy!” round. Lucas held onto a lead with $5,200, followed by Alicia with $2,400 and Zach with $1,200.

Alicia went one-for-two on “Daily Double” questions in “Double Jeopardy!” play. However, Lucas remained in first with $13,600. Alicia stood in second with $11,000 while Zach never got rolling with $2,000.

All three players correctly answered the “Final Jeopardy!” clue. Lucas’ strong wager was enough to give him the victory and make him a two-day Jeopardy! champion.

What was tonight’s Final Jeopardy! clue?

It had been a few games since all three players came up with the correct response on the final clue. Here is tonight’s clue in the category “Fighting Forces”:

Formed in 1831 to help with the conquest of Algeria, its ranks have included German, Turks & Chinese

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

Answer: What is the French Foreign Legion?

Lucas added $8,500 to his total when he answered correctly, giving him $22,100 for the game and a two-day total of $42,200. Alicia wagered $6,999 to give her $17,999 and a second-place finish.

Who won Jeopardy! tonight, July 27, 2023?

To recap, here’s how Jeopardy! finished for Thursday, July 27, 2023:

1. Lucas Partridge: $22,100
2. Alicia Schaffer: $17,999
3. Zach Razavi: $3,986

See if Lucas can make it three in a row when Jeopardy! returns on Friday.