'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer still on a roll with 11th daily win

Erin Jensen
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As "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek pointed out Thursday, if contestant James Holzhauer keeps winning, he's going to run out of people to say hi to on the show.

Holzhauer won again, raking in another $74,133 and bringing his total winnings to $771,920, while also sending out a "Hi Katie & Jo Jo." That made it 11 wins in a row. 

On Wednesday, the professional sports gambler scored $131,127, beating his own single-game winnings record of April 9. Holzhauer shattered former contestant Roger Craig's record of $77,000 set on Sept. 19, 2010, by racking up $110,914. The number was symbolic for the current champ, who explained that 11/9/14 is his daughter's birthday. 

This image made from video aired on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, April 9. 2019, and provided by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. shows James Holzhauer.

This puts the 34-year-old behind only Ken Jennings in total winnings, per a tweet Monday from the official account for the program hosted by Alex Trebek.

Jennings is a "Jeopardy!" legend who made a splash with his 2004 show debut. He boasts 74 consecutive wins, which resulted in $2,520,700, according to the show's website

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Following host Alex Trebek's revelation that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March, Jennings recalled a fond memory to Vulture

"I went into the after-party a little bit shell-shocked," Jennings remembered after losing a "Jeopardy!" tournament in 2014. "As Alex was on his way out, he walked by me and I just wanted to say, ‘Hi, thank you,’ and how much he meant to me. So I said, 'Alex, I don’t know what to say.' I literally couldn’t say anything from my mouth," he said. 

"He just looked at me with that reassuring, avuncular gaze and put a hand on my shoulder and went, 'I know, I know,' Jennings recalled. '"Like, 'We’re men. You don’t have to say how much me and "Jeopardy!" mean to you, I understand what you mean.' And then he walked out of the party."

Contributing: Cydney Henderson

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