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‘Jeopardy!’ champ James Holzhauer donates $10K to Nevada group that helps students

Published: Saturday, June 01, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

James Holzhauer donated $10,000 to a Nevada group that helps guide students toward graduation.
Communities in Schools of Nevada
James Holzhauer donated $10,000 to a Nevada group that helps guide students toward graduation.(Communities in Schools of Nevada)

Current “Jeopardy!” champion James Holzhauer, riding a 32-game winning streak on the popular television game show, is spreading his wealth.

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Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas who has already won more than $2,4 million and is approaching the all-time figure for winnings, donated $10,000 Thursday to Communities In Schools of NevadaKTNV reported.

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Holzhauer told CEO Tami Hance he was impressed with the organization’s work with Nevada’s students, KSNV reported.

Communities in Schools of Nevada works with students to keep them in school and guides them toward graduation, the television station reported.

Holzhauer won $79,633 Friday night and now has $2,462,216 in total earnings during his winning streak, USA Today reported. He is $58,484 behind Ken Jennings, the all-time winner who set the earnings record in 2004 while winning 74 straight games.