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
25September 28, 2021Matt Amodio$70,400
26May 29, 2019James Holzhauer$69,033
27October 3, 2017Austin Rogers$69,000
28May 21, 1992Jerome Vered*$34,000
29September 13, 2021Matt Amodio$67,800
30October 2, 2017Austin Rogers$65,600
31July 7, 2000Doug Lach*$32,600
32July 1, 1998John Skelton*$31,000
33December 2, 2021Amy Schneider$61,800
34January 15, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$30,600
34September 15, 2021Matt Amodio$61,200
36May 28, 2019James Holzhauer$59,381
37June 21, 1991Mark Born*†$29,400
38May 30, 2019James Holzhauer$58,612
39September 13, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$58,400
40February 27, 2014Arthur Chu$58,200
41March 31, 2015Michael Bilow$57,198
42June 12, 2000Jason Parker*$28,000
42December 23, 2021Amy Schneider$56,000
44July 5, 1988Kevin Frear*$27,800
44September 7, 1989Bob Blake*†$27,800
46October 1, 2021Matt Amodio$55,400
47November 24, 2004Ken Jennings$55,099
48July 18, 2011Mark Runsvold$55,000
49December 4, 1995Michael Daunt*†$27,400
50September 30, 2021Matt Amodio$54,400
51April 10, 2019James Holzhauer$54,322
52April 29, 2019James Holzhauer$54,017
53December 3, 2021Amy Schneider$53,400
54July 20, 1988Bruce Naegeli*$26,600
55June 24, 1996Karl Coryat*$26,100
56May 23, 2019James Holzhauer$52,108
57November 10, 2021Andrew He$52,001
58April 14, 2003Brian Weikle$52,000
58July 9, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
58July 12, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
58July 22, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
58August 3, 2021Matt Amodio$52,000
63January 31, 1989Garrett Simpson*$25,500
63October 12, 2015Matt Jackson$51,000
65April 8, 2019James Holzhauer$50,845
66November 7, 1985Harvey Becker*†$25,400
66October 4, 2011Joon Pahk$50,800
66October 8, 2021Matt Amodio$50,800
69September 29, 2021Matt Amodio$50,600
70September 17, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
70October 7, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
72September 5, 2002Myron Meyer$50,000
72June 10, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72June 15, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72July 16, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72September 17, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72November 4, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72November 25, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
72October 9, 2015Matt Jackson$50,000
72October 5, 2021Matt Amodio$50,000
72November 25, 2021Amy Schneider$50,000
82January 11, 2001Michael Armone*$24,999
83March 15, 2016Philip Tiu$49,900
84April 15, 2009Kevin Joyce$49,699
85April 26, 2019James Holzhauer$49,600
86September 7, 1994Steve Chernicoff*$24,700
87June 25, 2004Ken Jennings$48,801
88September 24, 2021Matt Amodio$48,800
89April 24, 2003Matt Caruso$48,799
90January 28, 2009Jack Feerick$48,600
91December 17, 1991India Cooper*†$24,001
92February 11, 2019Eric R. Backes$48,001
93May 18, 1992Jerome Vered*$24,000
93September 4, 1997Dan Melia*$24,000
93July 15, 2011Mark Runsvold$48,000
96October 3, 1984Elyse Beraru*$23,800
97October 17, 1995Paul Thompson*$23,600
98March 10, 1998Eric Prosser*$23,500
98July 28, 2021Matt Amodio$47,000
98November 29, 2021Amy Schneider$47,000
101June 3, 2019Emma Boettcher$46,801
101February 19, 2020MacKenzie Jones$46,801
103September 8, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,400
104September 6, 1994Steve Chernicoff*†$23,399
105November 1, 2005Maria Wenglinsky$46,600
106February 17, 2016Tim Kutz$46,599
107April 7, 1988Bob Beers*$23,000
107September 12, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,000
109December 22, 2017Donna Brown$45,600
110January 10, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$22,799
111April 15, 2019James Holzhauer$45,444
112November 22, 2021Amy Schneider$45,400
113September 14, 1997Pam Mifflin*$22,600
113May 20, 2008Larissa Kelly$45,200
113December 4, 2019Jennifer Quail$45,200
116November 3, 2004Ken Jennings$45,099
117September 13, 2004Ken Jennings$45,000
118November 19, 2021Amy Schneider$44,800
119June 19, 1992Toby Muller*$22,300
120November 9, 2020Ben Lewis$44,401
120July 13, 2021Tim Moon$44,401
122June 28, 1996Paul Carlson*$22,002
123March 12, 1998Bob Ryffel*$22,001
124September 30, 2011Chris Fleitas$44,001
125November 25, 1992Tim Buthod$21,900
125December 17, 2010Tom Nissley$43,800
127April 4, 2019James Holzhauer$43,680
128May 21, 1998Louis Cohen*$21,801
129June 11, 1990David Nixon$21,800
129April 20, 1992Al Badger*$21,800
131June 29, 1993Mike Boyd*$21,601
132May 27, 2008Larissa Kelly$42,800
133October 16, 2019Ed Condon$42,600
134July 16, 2019Sam Kavanaugh$42,401
135January 11, 1994Steve Ashworth*$21,200
135August 12, 2021Matt Amodio$42,400
137January 7, 2022Amy Schneider$42,200
138June 25, 2003Seth Alcorn$42,100
139July 8, 2021Jen Jazwinski$42,001
140September 17, 1991Randy Kaplan*$21,000
140December 14, 1995Brad Plovan*$21,000
140November 4, 2008David Skaar$42,000
140September 17, 2013Jared Hall$42,000
140January 3, 2022Amy Schneider$42,000
145December 21, 1990Gordon Nash*$20,800
145December 23, 2009Ryan Chaffee$41,600
147October 9, 2000Eric Hillemann*$20,700
148October 30, 1987Rich Kenney*$20,601
149September 6, 2002Jake Maeroff$41,201
149June 11, 2008Debbie Barnes$41,201
151June 19, 1989Cathy Boggs*$20,600
152September 11, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$41,143
153June 5, 2000Robin Zorthian*$20,500
153July 22, 2021Matt Amodio$41,000
153December 1, 2021Amy Schneider$41,000
156January 17, 2013Helen Juvonen$40,801
157December 4, 2008Ben Bishop$40,800
158December 9, 2004Tom McCudden$40,600
158June 11, 2019Dan Martson$40,600
158September 12, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$40,600
161May 22, 2013Scott Singer$40,401
162October 16, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,200
162July 21, 2021Matt Amodio$40,400
164October 15, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,199
165March 30, 2021Bryce Hwang$40,200
166April 14, 2016Margaret Miles$40,100
167October 6, 2015Matt Jackson$40,009
168March 12, 2007Jennifer Gotcher$40,001
169November 3, 1988Steve Brown*$20,000
169May 25, 1990Richard Neale*$20,000
169April 2, 1998Pat Healy*$20,000
169September 5, 2001Ramsey Campbell*$20,000
169June 24, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169June 29, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169July 1, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169July 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169July 8, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169September 14, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169October 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169October 15, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
169September 27, 2011Matt Douma$40,000
169April 11, 2013Adam Holquist$40,000
169October 8, 2015Matt Jackson$40,000
169April 19, 2016Andrew Pau$40,000

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