Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer wins his 21st victory

Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer is now on the second longest winning streak in history after notching his 21st victory, bringing his total prize money to $1.6 million James Holzhauer won his 21st straight victory on Jeopardy! on Thursday  The 34-year-old won $80,615, which brings his total winnings to $1,608,627 Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, now officially holds the record for the second longest winning streak in the show's history Until his latest victory, the 34-year-old had been tied for the second longest winning streak with Julia Collins who had a 20-game streak in 2014  Holzhauer is now more than halfway to reaching Ken Jennings' $2.5m record 

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 01:38 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 02:04 BST, 3 May 2019

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Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer now officially holds the record for the second longest winning streak in the show's history after notching his 21st straight victory. 

The professional Las Vegas gambler won $80,615 on Thursday night, bringing his total winnings so far to $1,608,627.

Until his latest victory, the 34-year-old had been tied for the second longest winning streak with Julia Collins.

Collins completed a 20-game streak back in 2014. 

Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, won $80,615 on Thursday night, bringing his total winnings so far to $1,608,627

Jeopardy! genius James Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, won $80,615 on Thursday night, bringing his total winnings so far to $1,608,627

The final clue on Thursday night was: 'A character in this 1944 play is said to be like a piece of her own collection, 'too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf.''

'What is 'The Glass Menagerie?'' was the correct answer. 

Holzhauer is only the second person in 35 years to win more than $1 million on Jeopardy!. 

With his winning streak, Holzhauer is now more than halfway to reaching Ken Jennings' $2.5million record. 

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