‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Amy Schneider ‘Overwhelmed’ After Surpassing $1 Million Winnings Mark

by Leanne Stahulak

“Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider reached out to fans after the airing of another historic game, where she became the first woman to surpass $1 million.

Schneider has been a force all season, picking up 28 consecutive wins and $1,019,001 in total winnings as of Friday, Jan. 7. She’s on her way to surpassing other “Jeopardy!” legends like James Holzhauer, Matt Amodio, and possibly even Ken Jennings himself.

But during all this craziness, Schneider took the time to thank her “Jeopardy!” fans on social media. She posted a sweet message on Twitter late last night after the episode aired.

“I’ll get back to the backlogged game threads tomorrow. But I just want to acknowledge how overwhelmed I am by the things being written about me, and about what this run means. This has been a life-changing experience, thank you all so so much for your kindness and support,” Schneider said in her tweet.

After each game, Schneider’s taken to Twitter with her “post-game thoughts” to provide fans with an in-depth analysis of her gameplay. We get to see behind the scenes of “Jeopardy!” production and in general what goes on in a contestant’s head.

But the 28-day champ also just likes to interact with her fans. She’s been a charismatic presence all season, and one Twitter fans have loved the opportunity to chat with.

‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Congratulate Current Champ Amy Schneider on Passing $1 Million Mark

After current “Jeopardy!” champ Amy Schneider posted a heartfelt thank you to fans yesterday, they took to the comments to thank her for being a wonderful competitor.

Writer and LGBTQ activist Charlotte Clymer took the time to post on Schneider’s thread, “No, thank YOU! You’re a bright light. Keep shining.”

A Twitter user named Shauna followed up on Clymer’s post by saying, “She truly is. Already plotting how to become besties when she comes home to the bay area.”

Another “Jeopardy!” fan said, “Wooo hooo! You were celebrated and toasted in the Barr household this evening. Well done and all the best to you lady. What a tremendous achievement.”

“Congratulations Amy! I’ve been watching your run with my mom who is 87 and never misses Jeopardy,” another fan wrote. “She’s staying with me during cancer treatments so we watch you together every night. She loves you, she’s proud of you. I love you, I’m proud of you. You go girl!”

Schneider’s well on her way to breaking more “Jeopardy!” records in the next week or so. If she wins every game next week, then she’ll surpass James Holzhauer’s 32-day record. After that, it’s another six games to catch up to Matt Amodio’s 38-day win streak.

In terms of winnings, Schneider has a bit farther to go to catch up to Amodio’s $1.5 from his streak. But we have no doubt that she’ll reach it in the future.