Mattea Roach said goodbye to Jeopardy! Podium as her winning streak on the show has come to an end.
That 23 year old Canadian secured 23 straight wins on the show before losing by $1 on Friday night’s Final Jeopardy.
Although her time on the game show is officially over, Roach has gone in Danger! story as the fifth highest earner and fifth in line for most consecutive wins. The tutor from Toronto ended her winning streak with a grand total of $560,983 and a brilliant place on the show’s leaderboard.
Roach is also the most successful Canadian contestant to have ever appeared on the show and will be returning to Jeopardy! for his Tournament of Champions.
Roach lost her Jeopardy! $1 winning streak
On last night’s show, Roach had a solid lead over Final Jeopardy with a total of $19,200. Surprised by the USA-themed question, Roach answered incorrectly with a bet of $3,601 – bringing her total to just $1 below her winning opponent.
Roach finished her last game with $15,599 and a positive attitude as she passed the baton to the next winner.
“Mattea Roach, it was a pleasure watching you play,” said Jeopardy’s host Ken Jennings said at the end of the show.
The reining champion took to her Twitter to express her gratitude to those who have supported her throughout her run on the show.
Sharing the song I Know The End by Phoebe Bridgers, she captioned it: “Feeling proud and thoughtful tonight – thanks again to everyone who has supported me throughout my run. It’s been almost exactly four months since I got the call to join Jeopardy, and I had no idea at the time how much it would change my life.”
She also congratulated her opponent Danielle as she officially awarded her the “Crown” as the latest Jeopardy! Champion.
“I’ll be sharing some more detailed thoughts tomorrow but for now I have one thought which is CONGRATULATIONS DANIELLE,” she wrote.
Mattea Roach’s thoughts on ending her winning streak
In an interview with CBS News: The National, Mattea Roach reflected on her time on Jeopardy! and how she has been keeping the secret of her lost game for some time. Because the show is filmed in advance and it’s been two and a half months since things ended for her, Roach said she’s had plenty of time to process.
“I don’t remember being so upset about it, I was mostly incredibly grateful for even having the opportunity to play Jeopardy,” she said. “I don’t think anyone can get reasonably excited about being put in the record books as the person with the fifth longest streak and fifth highest regular season earnings. I’ve been at it for a while and I’m relieved to no longer have to keep a secret about how my run is ending.”
As for what’s next for the former champion, Roach plans to take a break from Jeopardy and spend her time relaxing – having so far dedicated her entire 2022 to the show. After earning admission to law school while her episodes aired, Roach is looking forward to figuring out her future studies and going back to school in the fall.
Roach also plans to “take a breather” for a few weeks in preparation for Jeopardy’s upcoming Tournament of Champions.
“I don’t know, maybe by the end of May I’ll be ready to dive back into Jeopardy,” she laughed. “We will see.”
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