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
25November 24, 2022Cris Pannullo$71,821
26January 20, 2022Amy Schneider$71,400
27September 28, 2021Matt Amodio$70,400
28May 29, 2019James Holzhauer$69,033
29October 3, 2017Austin Rogers$69,000
30May 21, 1992Jerome Vered*$34,000
31September 13, 2021Matt Amodio$67,800
32October 2, 2017Austin Rogers$65,600
33July 7, 2000Doug Lach*$32,600
34January 25, 2022Amy Schneider$63,000
35July 1, 1998John Skelton*$31,000
36December 2, 2021Amy Schneider$61,800
37January 15, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$30,600
37September 15, 2021Matt Amodio$61,200
39October 10, 2022Cris Pannullo$59,821
40May 28, 2019James Holzhauer$59,381
41June 21, 1991Mark Born*†$29,400
42May 30, 2019James Holzhauer$58,612
43September 13, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$58,400
44February 27, 2014Arthur Chu$58,200
45March 31, 2015Michael Bilow$57,198
46June 12, 2000Jason Parker*$28,000
46December 23, 2021Amy Schneider$56,000
48July 5, 1988Kevin Frear*$27,800
48September 7, 1989Bob Blake*†$27,800
50October 1, 2021Matt Amodio$55,400
51November 24, 2004Ken Jennings$55,099
52July 18, 2011Mark Runsvold$55,000
53December 4, 1995Michael Daunt*†$27,400
53March 29, 2022Jackie Kelly$54,800
55September 30, 2021Matt Amodio$54,400
56April 10, 2019James Holzhauer$54,322
57April 29, 2019James Holzhauer$54,017
58January 21, 2022Amy Schneider$54,000
59October 11, 2022Cris Pannullo$53,601
60December 3, 2021Amy Schneider$53,400
61July 20, 1988Bruce Naegeli*$26,600
62June 24, 1996Karl Coryat*$26,100
63May 23, 2019James Holzhauer$52,108
64November 10, 2021Andrew He$52,001
65April 14, 2003Brian Weikle$52,000
65July 9, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
65July 12, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
65July 22, 2004Ken Jennings$52,000
65August 3, 2021Matt Amodio$52,000
70January 31, 1989Garrett Simpson*$25,500
70October 12, 2015Matt Jackson$51,000
72April 8, 2019James Holzhauer$50,845
73November 7, 1985Harvey Becker*†$25,400
73October 4, 2011Joon Pahk$50,800
73October 8, 2021Matt Amodio$50,800
76September 29, 2021Matt Amodio$50,600
77September 17, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
77October 7, 2021Matt Amodio$50,400
79September 5, 2002Myron Meyer$50,000
79June 10, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79June 15, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79July 16, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79September 17, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79November 4, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79November 25, 2004Ken Jennings$50,000
79October 9, 2015Matt Jackson$50,000
79October 5, 2021Matt Amodio$50,000
79November 25, 2021Amy Schneider$50,000
89January 11, 2001Michael Armone*$24,999
90March 15, 2016Philip Tiu$49,900
91April 15, 2009Kevin Joyce$49,699
92April 26, 2019James Holzhauer$49,600
93September 7, 1994Steve Chernicoff*$24,700
94June 25, 2004Ken Jennings$48,801
95September 24, 2021Matt Amodio$48,800
96April 24, 2003Matt Caruso$48,799
97January 28, 2009Jack Feerick$48,600
98December 17, 1991India Cooper*†$24,001
99February 11, 2019Eric R. Backes$48,001
100May 18, 1992Jerome Vered*$24,000
100September 4, 1997Dan Melia*$24,000
100July 15, 2011Mark Runsvold$48,000
103October 3, 1984Elyse Beraru*$23,800
104October 17, 1995Paul Thompson*$23,600
105October 3, 1991Aaron Gershowitz*†$23,500
105March 10, 1998Eric Prosser*$23,500
105July 28, 2021Matt Amodio$47,000
105November 29, 2021Amy Schneider$47,000
109June 3, 2019Emma Boettcher$46,801
109February 19, 2020MacKenzie Jones$46,801
111September 8, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,400
112September 6, 1994Steve Chernicoff*†$23,399
113November 1, 2005Maria Wenglinsky$46,600
114February 17, 2016Tim Kutz$46,599
115April 7, 1988Bob Beers*$23,000
115September 12, 1994Matt Handel*†$23,000
117December 22, 2017Donna Brown$45,600
118January 10, 1990Frank Spangenberg*$22,799
119April 15, 2019James Holzhauer$45,444
120November 22, 2021Amy Schneider$45,400
121September 14, 1997Pam Mifflin*$22,600
121May 20, 2008Larissa Kelly$45,200
121December 4, 2019Jennifer Quail$45,200
124November 3, 2004Ken Jennings$45,099
125May 30, 1991Fred Ketteman*†$22,500
125September 13, 2004Ken Jennings$45,000
127March 3, 1995Ben Macrory$22,400
127November 19, 2021Amy Schneider$44,800
129June 19, 1992Toby Muller*$22,300
130November 9, 2020Ben Lewis$44,401
130July 13, 2021Tim Moon$44,401
132June 28, 1996Paul Carlson*$22,002
133March 12, 1998Bob Ryffel*$22,001
134September 30, 2011Chris Fleitas$44,001
135November 29, 2022Cris Pannullo$44,000
136November 25, 1992Tim Buthod*$21,900
136January 9, 1995Virginia Dietrich*†$21,900
136December 17, 2010Tom Nissley$43,800
139April 4, 2019James Holzhauer$43,680
140May 21, 1998Louis Cohen*$21,801
141June 11, 1990David Nixon*$21,800
141April 20, 1992Al Badger*$21,800
143June 29, 1993Mike Boyd*$21,601
144May 27, 2008Larissa Kelly$42,800
145October 16, 2019Ed Condon$42,600
146July 16, 2019Sam Kavanaugh$42,401
147January 11, 1994Steve Ashworth*$21,200
147August 12, 2021Matt Amodio$42,400
147September 12, 2022Luigi de Guzman$42,400
150June 27, 1989Julie Dock*†$21,199
151January 7, 2022Amy Schneider$42,200
152June 25, 2003Seth Alcorn$42,100
153January 3, 1995John McKeon*†$21,001
154July 8, 2021Jen Jazwinski$42,001
154April 28, 2022Mattea Roach$42,001
156September 17, 1991Randy Kaplan*$21,000
156March 15, 1995Jonathan Groff*†$21,000
156December 14, 1995Brad Plovan*$21,000
156November 4, 2008David Skaar$42,000
156September 17, 2013Jared Hall$42,000
156January 3, 2022Amy Schneider$42,000
162September 27, 1988Doak Fairey*†$20,900
163December 21, 1990Gordon Nash*$20,800
163December 23, 2009Ryan Chaffee$41,600
165October 9, 2000Eric Hillemann*$20,700
166October 30, 1987Rich Kenney*$20,601
167September 6, 2002Jake Maeroff$41,201
167June 11, 2008Debbie Barnes$41,201
169June 19, 1989Cathy Boggs*$20,600
169January 25, 1991Lynne Wexler*$20,600
169October 28, 1994Bill Pitassy*†$20,600
172September 11, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$41,143
173June 5, 2000Robin Zorthian*$20,500
173July 22, 2021Matt Amodio$41,000
173December 1, 2021Amy Schneider$41,000
176January 17, 2013Helen Juvonen$40,801
177April 5, 1993Kevin Porter*†$20,400
177December 4, 2008Ben Bishop$40,800
179December 9, 2004Tom McCudden$40,600
179June 11, 2019Dan Martson$40,600
179September 12, 2019Jason Zuffranieri$40,600
182May 22, 2013Scott Singer$40,401
183October 16, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,200
183July 21, 2021Matt Amodio$40,400
185March 13, 1991David Epstein*†$20,199
185October 15, 1991Leszek Pawlowicz*$20,199
187December 6, 1990Bruce Ikawa*†$20,100
187March 30, 2021Bryce Hwang$40,200
189April 14, 2016Margaret Miles$40,100
190October 6, 2015Matt Jackson$40,009
191March 12, 2007Jennifer Gotcher$40,001
192November 3, 1988Steve Brown*$20,000
192May 25, 1990Richard Neale*$20,000
192September 19, 1991Kerrie McCaw*$20,000
192April 2, 1998Pat Healy*$20,000
192September 5, 2001Ramsey Campbell*$20,000
192June 24, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192June 29, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192July 1, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192July 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192July 8, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192September 14, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192October 7, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192October 15, 2004Ken Jennings$40,000
192September 27, 2011Matt Douma$40,000
192April 11, 2013Adam Holquist$40,000
192October 8, 2015Matt Jackson$40,000
192April 19, 2016Andrew Pau$40,000

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