Megan Wachspress won her sixth game of Jeopardy! on Tuesday, June 21. People have said that this is a ridiculously rare move, and they think that Mayim Bialik’s game may be rigged. Wachspress is a lawyer in Berkeley, California, and after her sixth win, she has won $60,000.
This prime-time show is now hosted by Bialik, who is 46 years old. The original host, Ken Jennings, said he would be “out for months,” so Bialik took over. The permanent host will be chosen at the end of season 38, which will be at the end of the next month, in 2022.
Fans were always wondering about the low number, but the Final Jeopardy! left them speechless. Fans think that the show might be rigged for this and another reason. The first set of questions was about geography, and Rob, who was playing for the first time, was making a plan to win. The player in the middle of the podium had $16.5K compared to the returning champion’s $8.4K. This player did well on Double Jeopardy and won over many internet users as a teaching doctor who fit the bill.
Only Wachspress knew that the right answer was “Archapelego.” She bet $201 and won $8601, while her opponent, Rob, bet $7901 and lost by a tiny amount of $2.
Someone tweeted, “God loves each and every one of us, but MEGAN WACHSPRESS is without a doubt His favorite. #Jeopardy”
“Gotta say Megan Wachspress is one of the luckiest #Jeopardy winners ever,” said someone else.
This user gave a good reason why, saying, “Megan Wachspress may not be winning a lot of money on #Jeopardy during her run to qualify for the TOC, but it’s not by chance. She really knows how to bet in the final by figuring out how little risk she can take and figuring out what her opponents will bet. Those are poker skills.”
Someone else said, “Someone cursed Megan Wachspress to be a slave to this Jeopardy set many years ago. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t lose.”
This viewer couldn’t believe that Wachspress won by just $2 and said, “Right now, Megan Wachspress’s streak on Jeopardy is maybe even crazier than @KenJennings’s run, because it has been so impossible. She has won three games of Jeopardy by only $2! Two made no sense. Three is just bonkers”
“I haven’t seen such good luck on Jeopardy since the old Mr. Magoo cartoons,” said someone else.
Luckiest Jeopardy! champ ever?
Megan Wachspress has been lucky on the long-running game show the whole time she has been on it. This became clear on Friday, June 17, when contestant Sadie Goldberger seemed to win the game. However, a controversial decision by the judges made her correct Final Jeopardy! answer invalid, and Wachspress was named the winner.
Wachspress’s good luck kept going on Monday, June 20, when she went up against Tory Leviton in the Final Jeopardy! competition. Leviton was a little ahead of the reigning champion at the time. Both contestants gave wrong answers, but Wachspress won the episode because Leviton bet more of his earnings, leaving the lawyer with her head in her hands over the unbelievable win.
She wrote on Twitter on Monday night about how embarrassed she was that she didn’t know the answer to the Final Jeopardy! question, even though it was about an era she had researched for her dissertation.