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.
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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