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‘It’s a real honor’: Seattle’s Ken Jennings revels in Jeopardy! win


SEATTLE – “It’s a real honor, you know. … How many people get to be the greatest of all time at anything?”

That was Ken Jennings’ reaction, in a Wednesday morning interview with KOMO News, after his third win in the “Jeopardy! Greatest of all Time” contest televised on Tuesday.

Jennings, a Seattle resident, pocketed $1 million by dispatching James Holzhauer, who won one match, and Brad Rutter, who came up empty. The three contestants were rated the best ever to compete in the popular game show hosted by Alex Trebek; Jennings with the longest winning streak in the show’s history, Holzhauer with the most record-breaking wins and Rutter had won the most money overall from the show.

In Tuesday’s final match, Jennings was way ahead after the first round of questions. But in the second round, Holzhauer was leading and was in position to win the entire match.

“I thought that game had been put away and he came roaring back,” Jennings said of Holzhauer.

It all came down to the “Final Jeopardy” question. Jennings got it right — and Holzhauer didn’t.

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