Top One-Day Regular Play Totals

Here is a list of every known game where a contestant scored at least $40,000 in a regular-play game of Jeopardy! ($20,000 before the dollar values were doubled in November 2001.) They do not take into account tournament or special games; a table from The Final Wager does have a number of those totals.

Last updated: December 1, 2021.

  • means that the game took place before dollar values were doubled in November 2001.
    † means a game that is not in J! Archive, but has been confirmed to have occurred.
RankDatePlayerScore
1April 17, 2019James Holzhauer$131,127
2May 27, 2019James Holzhauer$130,022
3April 23, 2019James Holzhauer$118,816
4April 9, 2019James Holzhauer$110,914
5April 16, 2019James Holzhauer$106,181
6May 1, 2019James Holzhauer$101,682
7April 30, 2019James Holzhauer$96,726
8April 22, 2019James Holzhauer$90,812
8April 25, 2019James Holzhauer$90,812
10May 20, 2019James Holzhauer$89,229
11April 12, 2019James Holzhauer$89,158
12May 21, 2019James Holzhauer$86,905
13October 4, 2021Matt Amodio$83,000
14May 3, 2019James Holzhauer$82,381
15May 2, 2019James Holzhauer$80,615
16April 19, 2019James Holzhauer$80,006
17May 31, 2019James Holzhauer$79,633
18September 14, 2010Roger Craig$77,000
19July 23, 2004Ken Jennings$75,000
20May 24, 2019James Holzhauer$74,400
21April 18, 2019James Holzhauer$74,133
22July 29, 2021Matt Amodio$74,000
23April 24, 2019James Holzhauer$73,621
24May 22, 2019James Holzhauer$71,885
25January 20, 2022Amy Schneider$71,400
26September 28, 2021Matt Amodio$70,400
27May 29, 2019James Holzhauer$69,033
28October 3, 2017Austin Rogers$69,000
29May 21, 1992Jerome Vered*$34,000
30September 13, 2021Matt Amodio$67,800
31October 2, 2017Austin Rogers$65,600
32July 7, 2000Doug Lach*$32,600
33January 25, 2022Amy Schneider$63,000
34July 1, 1998John Skelton*$31,000
35December 2, 2021Amy Schneider$61,800
36January 15, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$30,600
36September 15, 2021Matt Amodio$61,200
38May 28, 2019James Holzhauer$59,381
39June 21, 1991Mark Born*†$29,400
40May 30, 2019James Holzhauer$58,612
41September 13, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$58,400
42February 27, 2014Arthur Chu$58,200
43March 31, 2015Michael Bilow$57,198
44June 12, 2000Jason Parker*$28,000
44December 23, 2021Amy Schneider$56,000
46July 5, 1988Kevin Frear*$27,800
46September 7, 1989Bob Blake*†$27,800
48October 1, 2021Matt Amodio$55,400
49November 24, 2004Ken Jennings$55,099
50July 18, 2011Mark Runsvold$55,000
51March 29, 2022Jackie Kelly$54,800
51December 4, 1995Michael Daunt*†$27,400
53September 30, 2021Matt Amodio$54,400
54April 10, 2019James Holzhauer$54,322
55April 29, 2019James Holzhauer$54,017
56January 21, 2022Amy Schneider$54,000
57December 3, 2021Amy Schneider$53,400
58July 20, 1988Bruce Naegeli*$26,600
59June 24, 1996Karl Coryat*$26,100
60May 23, 2019James Holzhauer$52,108
61November 10, 2021Andrew He$52,001
62April 14, 2003Brian Weikle$52,000
62July 9, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
62July 12, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
62July 22, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
62August 3, 2021Matt Amodio$52,000
67January 31, 1989Garrett Simpson*$25,500
67October 12, 2015Matt Jackson$51,000
69April 8, 2019James Holzhauer$50,845
70November 7, 1985Harvey Becker*†$25,400
70October 4, 2011Joon Pahk$50,800
70October 8, 2021Matt Amodio$50,800
73September 29, 2021Matt Amodio$50,600
74September 17, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
74October 7, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
76September 5, 2002Myron Meyer$50,000
76June 10, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76June 15, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76July 16, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76September 17, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76November 4, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76November 25, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
76October 9, 2015Matt Jackson$50,000
76October 5, 2021Matt Amodio$50,000
76November 25, 2021Amy Schneider$50,000
86January 11, 2001Michael Armone*$24,999
87March 15, 2016Philip Tiu$49,900
88April 15, 2009Kevin Joyce$49,699
89April 26, 2019James Holzhauer$49,600
90September 7, 1994Steve Chernicoff*$24,700
91June 25, 2004Ken Jennings$48,801
92September 24, 2021Matt Amodio$48,800
93April 24, 2003Matt Caruso$48,799
94January 28, 2009Jack Feerick$48,600
95December 17, 1991India Cooper*†$24,001
96February 11, 2019Eric R. Backes$48,001
97May 18, 1992Jerome Vered*$24,000
97September 4, 1997Dan Melia*$24,000
97July 15, 2011Mark Runsvold$48,000
100October 3, 1984Elyse Beraru*$23,800
101October 17, 1995Paul Thompson*$23,600
102March 10, 1998Eric Prosser*$23,500
102July 28, 2021Matt Amodio$47,000
102November 29, 2021Amy Schneider$47,000
105June 3, 2019Emma Boettcher$46,801
105February 19, 2020MacKenzie Jones$46,801
107September 8, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,400
108September 6, 1994Steve Chernicoff*†$23,399
109November 1, 2005Maria Wenglinsky$46,600
110February 17, 2016Tim Kutz$46,599
111April 7, 1988Bob Beers*$23,000
111September 12, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,000
113December 22, 2017Donna Brown$45,600
114January 10, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$22,799
115April 15, 2019James Holzhauer$45,444
116November 22, 2021Amy Schneider$45,400
117September 14, 1997Pam Mifflin*$22,600
117May 20, 2008Larissa Kelly$45,200
117December 4, 2019Jennifer Quail$45,200
120November 3, 2004Ken Jennings$45,099
121September 13, 2004Ken Jennings$45,000
122November 19, 2021Amy Schneider$44,800
123June 19, 1992Toby Muller*$22,300
124November 9, 2020Ben Lewis$44,401
124July 13, 2021Tim Moon$44,401
126June 28, 1996Paul Carlson*$22,002
127March 12, 1998Bob Ryffel*$22,001
128September 30, 2011Chris Fleitas$44,001
129November 25, 1992Tim Buthod$21,900
129December 17, 2010Tom Nissley$43,800
131April 4, 2019James Holzhauer$43,680
132May 21, 1998Louis Cohen*$21,801
133June 11, 1990David Nixon$21,800
133April 20, 1992Al Badger*$21,800
135June 29, 1993Mike Boyd*$21,601
136May 27, 2008Larissa Kelly$42,800
137October 16, 2019Ed Condon$42,600
138July 16, 2019Sam Kavanaugh$42,401
139January 11, 1994Steve Ashworth*$21,200
139August 12, 2021Matt Amodio$42,400
141January 7, 2022Amy Schneider$42,200
142June 25, 2003Seth Alcorn$42,100
143July 8, 2021Jen Jazwinski$42,001
143April 28, 2022Mattea Roach$42,001
145September 17, 1991Randy Kaplan*$21,000
145December 14, 1995Brad Plovan*$21,000
145November 4, 2008David Skaar$42,000
145September 17, 2013Jared Hall$42,000
145January 3, 2022Amy Schneider$42,000
150December 21, 1990Gordon Nash*$20,800
150December 23, 2009Ryan Chaffee$41,600
152October 9, 2000Eric Hillemann*$20,700
153October 30, 1987Rich Kenney*$20,601
154September 6, 2002Jake Maeroff$41,201
154June 11, 2008Debbie Barnes$41,201
156June 19, 1989Cathy Boggs*$20,600
157September 11, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$41,143
158June 5, 2000Robin Zorthian*$20,500
158July 22, 2021Matt Amodio$41,000
158December 1, 2021Amy Schneider$41,000
161January 17, 2013Helen Juvonen$40,801
162December 4, 2008Ben Bishop$40,800
163December 9, 2004Tom McCudden$40,600
163June 11, 2019Dan Martson$40,600
163September 12, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$40,600
166May 22, 2013Scott Singer$40,401
167October 16, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,200
167July 21, 2021Matt Amodio$40,400
169October 15, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,199
170March 30, 2021Bryce Hwang$40,200
171April 14, 2016Margaret Miles$40,100
172October 6, 2015Matt Jackson$40,009
173March 12, 2007Jennifer Gotcher$40,001
174November 3, 1988Steve Brown*$20,000
174May 25, 1990Richard Neale*$20,000
174April 2, 1998Pat Healy*$20,000
174September 5, 2001Ramsey Campbell*$20,000
174June 24, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174June 29, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174July 1, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174July 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174July 8, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174September 14, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174October 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174October 15, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
174September 27, 2011Matt Douma$40,000
174April 11, 2013Adam Holquist$40,000
174October 8, 2015Matt Jackson$40,000
174April 19, 2016Andrew Pau$40,000

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