We did it for Arthur Chu and we’re doing it for Julia Collins, too.
In her 11th game on 5/19/14, Julia not only tied Arthur Chu for number of games won, she also broke Larissa Kelly’s record ($222,597) as the highest-winning female contestant. Julia broke Arthur’s win record on 5/20/2014.
On 5/23/2014, she won her 15th game and with $314,900, surpassed Chu’s Jeopardy earnings of $297,200. With that $314,900, Julia became the third highest money winner in regular Jeopardy! games, knocking Arthur Chu down to No. 4.
Julia won her 19th game on 5/29/2014, putting her in a tie with Dave Madden for second most games won, and on Friday, 5/30/2014, Julia won her 20th game!
Julia’s streak came to an end on 6/2/2014 when she was defeated by Brian Loughnane. Her 20-day winnings of $428,100 came out to an average of approximately $20,385 per appearance. Nice work if you can get it, as the saying goes!
Julia never made a True Daily Double bet until her 13th game and all she had to risk was $400. In her 17th game, she made her second TDD, risking $3,200. In her 19th game, she lost $1,200 on a DD in the first round, and in her last game, she got a TDD in the first round for $1,8800. She has racked up 12 runaway games altogether.
Her biggest one-day haul was $35,000 on May 27th. Her biggest FJ bet was $11,700 on May 1st and her smallest was $0 on May 28th.
Here is a table with quick statistics on Julia’s 19 wins. 20-day total is $428,100. She also got the $1,000 third place prize in the last game.
|No||Date||Winnings||FJ Bet||Daily Double 1||Daily Double 2||Daily Double 3|
|13||5/21/14||$15,800 (R)||-2,000||+400 (TDD)||+2,000||N/A|
|17||5/27/14||$35,000 (R)||+6,600||+3,200 (TDD)||N/A||+3,000|
That (R) after the winnings means she had a runaway going into Final Jeopardy!
This video is from the chat segment on Friday, 5/23/14 (Game No. 15). Julia said she doesn’t risk a lot in her Daily Doubles because she really wants to keep winning. She got all the Daily Doubles in the match but didn’t bet very big and still went into Final Jeopardy with an unbeatable $20K lead!