Metro woman beats ‘Jeopardy!’ champion for $ 1 when asked about Atlanta Airport – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA – A woman in the Atlanta subway is the new ruling ‘Jeopardy!’ champion.

Danielle Maurer, a digital marketing engineer from Peachtree Corners, defeated Toronto teacher Matteo Roach in Friday’s episode. Roach had a run of 23 wins and raised a total of $ 560,983 during that time.

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The craziest part? Maurer beat the champion by just $ 1 during the final round of Jeopardy when asked about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

In the last round, Roach rose $ 19,200 to Maurer’s $ 11,400.

Competitors were given the US category and were given a clue:

These two mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler.

Maurer was the only contestant to give the correct answer to William Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson.

Her $ 4,200 bet led her to a final score of $ 15,600. Roach’s wrong answer and a $ 3,601 bet gave her a final score of $ 15,599.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently regained its place as the busiest airport in the world.

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Host Ken Jennings assured the audience that the questions were written and randomly assigned to the games months before the contestants were assigned to the games, so Maurer received a clue about Atlanta Airport was just a coincidence.

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Becoming the new champion, Maurer will appear in Monday’s episode against a new group of challengers to see if he can turn that win into a series.

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