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“Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer beat the single-game winnings record that he set last week after he won $131,127 on Wednesday night, which was what he earned in his 10th-straight win.

SALT LAKE CITY — “Jeopardy!” contestant James Holzhauer broke another record on Wednesday … his own.

Holzhauer beat the single-game winnings record that he set last week after he won $131,127 on Wednesday night, which was what he earned in his 10th-straight win, USA Today reports.

Holzhauer won $110,914 on April 9, which easily defeated the previous single-day record of $77,000 that was notched back in September 2010, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. The number had a special meaning for Holzhauer since those numbers — 11/09/14 — is his daughter’s birthday.

Holzhauer now holds $697,787 in total winnings. He sits only behind Ken Jennings, according to an official tweet from“Jeopardy!”

“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebeksaid viewers should look out for Holzhauer becoming the next version of Jennings, according to Vulture.

Holzhauer told Vulture that he appreciates the comparison.

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  • “All of these comparisons are an honor. I play the game very differently than Ken does. If you look at his statistics, he was a much more dominant player on the buzzer than I could ever hope to be. So I needed to play the game differently than he does to achieve the same results, if that makes sense. I created my approach to the game by myself, but I definitely see some similarities between me and champions who have come in the past. It’s a credit to them that they had this stuff figured out before I did.”

Jennings, who is a BYU graduate, debuted on the show in 2004 and won 74-straight games en route to a $2,520,700 total winnings, according to the “Jeopardy!” website. Woof.

Jennings recently offered tips to the Deseret News about taking a “Jeopardy!” online test, which could help fans earn a place on the show.