The professional sports gambler beat the record for most money won in a single game by winning $110,914, Entertainment Tonight reported. The previous episode record of $77,000 was set by Roger Craig in 2010.
A savvy move, but also one Holzhauer, who used to run a poker strategy website, pulled on his first day on the show when he wagered $3,268 as a birthday greeting to his nephew.
Tuesday's win was the fourth consecutive victory for Holzhauer, whose winnings total more than $244,000. With daily doubles, Holzhauer has placed $14,600 and $25,000 bets.
As his total stood at $72,600, host Alex Trebek egged him on by saying he was just $4,400 off the record, to which he sarcastically responded, "OK, I'll try". He ended up winning the game by more than $98,000!
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He chose the odd number combination as tribute to his daughter, who was born November 9, 2014.
The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, noted that his record-smashing scoop was not without significance.
The show said in a press release that James Holzhauer won the episode with a total of $110,914.
Before that, the record-holder was legendary game show contestant Ken Jennings, who set a single-game record of $75,000 in 2004, according to a statement from the show.