James Holzhauer, a professional sports bettor, is the current champion on the long running game show, Jeopardy!
Today he went into Final Jeopardy with $72,600. He wagered $38,314 on the category Physics Terms. He could have wagered nothing and still won the day's competition, but he was going to shatter the record.
The clue was "Ironically, it's a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this two word process, only occurs on a subatomic scale." The correct response was "What is Quantum Leap?"
James nailed it and broke the single day record with $110,914. His four day total is up to $244,365.
James gambles for a living and it paid off for him today.