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Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 8:04 p.m.

Stephanie Jass of Milan wins 7 straight on 'Jeopardy!' - 2nd woman to do so

By Bob Needham


Stephanie Jass with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek

photo courtesy of Jeopardy Productions

Milan resident Stephanie Jass kept on winning on the TV game show "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, and made a bit of history.

After her day's take of $23,600 took her total winnings to $147,570, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said her 7 consecutive victories on the show tie its record for wins by a woman.

Although the competition Tuesday did moderately better against Jass than some other nights during her terrific run, she still led after the first round, $6,200 to $3,400 for her closest competitor. By the end of the "Double Jeopardy" round, her lead had increased to $20,600 to $8,000.

The "Final Jeopardy" category was Americana. The clue: "The creator of this comic strip did not like its 1950 change in title, believing it suggested insignificance." In a rarity, all three contestants correctly responded, "What is Peanuts?"

But Jass' $3,000 wager ensured she would return for another day, this time with a chance to become the first woman to win 8 times in a row.

Jass' run will continue on Wednesday's episode. "Jeopardy!" airs at 7:30 p.m. weeknights on WDIV-TV, channel 4 in Detroit.

Bob Needham is director of entertainment content for Reach him at or 734-623-2541, and follow him on Twitter @bobneedham.


Bob Needham

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 4:52 p.m.

Our friends at the Jackson Citizen Patriot are doing a live online chat with Stephanie Jass on Thursday. The information is at the end of this post:


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 1:13 p.m.

This may sound like a crazy idea, but since she is not talking to the press yet, I have to wonder if she did not finish the season undefeated and has to wait for filming to start for next season. She is good enough.

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 4:58 p.m.

The season tapes through March. She is under an agreement not to talk to anyone about any episode until it airs.

music to my ear

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 4:21 p.m.

stay tuned!!!!!!

music to my ear

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 11:39 a.m.

goes to show. what reading can do for a mind.gets you rich down the line.go steph,we are so proud of you in mi ,we need all the kudos we can get right now. besides the tigers, you rock. PS when you come home I hope they in Milan throw you a little party.maybe Kroger can donate some cider and donuts.


Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 11:08 a.m.

She is amazing. Can't wait to see her tonight. Good for Milan too.

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 5 a.m.

She's already #2 for the entire year, so there's no doubt she'll be in the tournament of champions (next month, I think). I don't think Ken Jennings is worried yet (he won 74 in a row), but second place on the all-time list is "only" 19 straight wins. Quite an amazing run already. This is not an easy game when you factor in the need to hit that buzzer with perfect timing. All three often get the final question right. This was one of the easier ones, but Stephanie had already clinched the win by then.

Macabre Sunset

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 5:19 a.m.

By next month, I mean it will likely be filmed in November/December, but it usually airs during February sweeps. Since there's a teacher's tournament next month, there aren't that many shows left between now and when qualifying ends. She and Jason Keller are easily the most impressive champs they've had in the last 12 months.

Kai Petainen

Wed, Oct 17, 2012 : 4:16 a.m.