‘Jeopardy!’ legend Amy Schneider reveals how she is spending her $1.38 million winnings

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By Carina Murphy

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She may not be on the show anymore, but Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider is still enjoying her victory.

The quiz show contestant smashed records with her 40-game winning streak, which came to end last week when she was eventually beaten by Chicago Librarian Rhone Talsma.

Schneider's phenomenal run of success makes her the second-highest scoring Jeopardy player of all time, as well as the highest-scoring female contestant and highest-scoring transgender contestant in the game show's history.

Current host Ken Jennings - whose eye-watering 74-win streak still stands as the highest score in Jeopardy! history - is the only person who has ever won more consecutive games than Schneider.

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And that's not all. The software engineer manager from Oakland, California may have bid goodbye to the small screen for now, but she going home with a colossal $1,382,800 in winnings.

Now, in an interview with the New York Post, Schneider has revealed what she plans to do with the prize money.

"Travel is definitely a part of the plan," said the 42-year-old champion. "I mentioned on the show that we wanted to go to Ireland, and while we’re still finalizing it, it’s looking like we’ll be there for St. Patrick's Day."

Schneider and her partner Genevieve Davis are also looking to buy a place, setting some cash aside for a "potential down payment on a house."

But for now, Shneider is enjoying her prize money.

"We're doing some fun shopping in the meantime. No big-ticket items, but I'm refreshing my wardrobe, things like that," she said.

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As for getting back to the 9-5, Shneider said that her career has lost some of its lusters.

"I thought I was going to be more excited to get back to my day job than it turns out I have been," she said during a Q&A session, before revealing that she has taken a leave of absence for a well-earned vacation.

"We went to this really fancy, boutique hotel in Half Moon Bay, California, last Saturday night, specifically for its giant bathtubs," she said.

In between holidays, the quiz show champ is also exploring the opportunity of writing a book, saying it's something she "hopes to make happen" with the help of her new celebrity agents at CAA (Creative Arts Agency).

Featured Image Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

‘Jeopardy!’ legend Amy Schneider reveals how she is spending her $1.38 million winnings

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

She may not be on the show anymore, but Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider is still enjoying her victory.

The quiz show contestant smashed records with her 40-game winning streak, which came to end last week when she was eventually beaten by Chicago Librarian Rhone Talsma.

Schneider's phenomenal run of success makes her the second-highest scoring Jeopardy player of all time, as well as the highest-scoring female contestant and highest-scoring transgender contestant in the game show's history.

Current host Ken Jennings - whose eye-watering 74-win streak still stands as the highest score in Jeopardy! history - is the only person who has ever won more consecutive games than Schneider.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/KenJennings/status/1486549313471672323]]

And that's not all. The software engineer manager from Oakland, California may have bid goodbye to the small screen for now, but she going home with a colossal $1,382,800 in winnings.

Now, in an interview with the New York Post, Schneider has revealed what she plans to do with the prize money.

"Travel is definitely a part of the plan," said the 42-year-old champion. "I mentioned on the show that we wanted to go to Ireland, and while we’re still finalizing it, it’s looking like we’ll be there for St. Patrick's Day."

Schneider and her partner Genevieve Davis are also looking to buy a place, setting some cash aside for a "potential down payment on a house."

But for now, Shneider is enjoying her prize money.

"We're doing some fun shopping in the meantime. No big-ticket items, but I'm refreshing my wardrobe, things like that," she said.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1489559626320330754]]

As for getting back to the 9-5, Shneider said that her career has lost some of its lusters.

"I thought I was going to be more excited to get back to my day job than it turns out I have been," she said during a Q&A session, before revealing that she has taken a leave of absence for a well-earned vacation.

"We went to this really fancy, boutique hotel in Half Moon Bay, California, last Saturday night, specifically for its giant bathtubs," she said.

In between holidays, the quiz show champ is also exploring the opportunity of writing a book, saying it's something she "hopes to make happen" with the help of her new celebrity agents at CAA (Creative Arts Agency).

Featured Image Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy