Julia Collins, Jeopardy! champion, extends winning streak

Julia Collins: Jeopardy! says Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday's contest.

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    Julia Collins of Wilmette, Ill., is seen after an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago, Wednesday. The TV game show says the "Jeopardy!" champion Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday's contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive non-tournament wins. (AP Photo/, file)
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"Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins is keeping her winning streak alive.

The TV game show says Collins scored her 19th consecutive victory on Thursday's contest. That puts her in a second-place tie for most consecutive non-tournament wins.

She shares the No. 2 spot with season 22 contestant David Madden. The top "Jeopardy!" player is Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total of $2.5 million.

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The 31-year-old Collins' latest victory pushed her cash prize total to $410,000.

The Chicago-area resident already has set another record: She's won more games and more money than any other female contestant.

Collins began taping her "Jeopardy!" appearances in January but remained mum about the outcome — although she did quit her business consultant job.

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