Julia Collins won her sixth straight game on Jeopardy on Monday night, making her just the 28th person to surpass that five-game barrier, and the first from Illinois. We decided to map the hometowns of those 28 all-stars to see what we can learn about the best of the best.
Collins' sixth win raised her winnings to just shy of $125,000, among the lower half of winnings among the group both by total and per-game average. Notably, Collins is just the fourth woman to reach more than five consecutive wins, coming less than two weeks after Sandie Baker's six-game streak. Combined with Stephanie Jass's seven-win streak last season, women appear to be entering the male-dominated scoreboard with slightly more regularity.
Jeopardy only allowed contestants to win more than five games beginning in season 20, about eleven years ago. Each individual location on the map below represents the hometown of the big-time winners, and you can click on each for more information.
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We included some basic data on each, including what season of the show they participated, the length of their win streak, their total dollars won on that streak, and their average winnings per match.