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North Little Rock man wins nearly $20,000 in seventh straight win on 'Jeopardy!'

By Rachel Herzog

This article was originally published May 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Updated May 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Josh Hill of North Little Rock


A North Little Rock man has yet again successfully defended his title as reigning Jeopardy! champion, winning the trivia gameshow for the seventh day in a row.

In an episode that aired Thursday, Josh Hill initially lagged behind two other contestants, who answered question after question about novels, war history and raisins while he stayed quiet.

But even after losing money on a botched Daily Double, Hill made his way to the front by correctly recalling the home state of former President Robert Taft, Harvard's one-word Latin motto and which bill features the Lincoln Memorial.

Hill, who works as a network engineer for Verizon Wireless, then upped his winnings when he answered the Final Jeopardy question: "For a link between oceans, the United States signed an 1859 treaty with Mexico giving us rights to this two-syllable strip of land 'of tehuantepec.'"

"What is isthmus?" netted the Arkansan $19,601 for that game. His seven-day total now stands at $163,721. He will return for an eighth game Friday.

In Little Rock, Jeopardy! airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on Channel 7, KATV-TV.

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mattnowlin2g112310948 says... May 24, 2018 at 2:33 p.m.

He's from Brinkley. He's a Brinkley High School graduate.

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PopMom says... May 24, 2018 at 3:10 p.m.

Hill is incredibly smart. His breadth of knowledge is incredible. If he wins game 8, he will be tied for 10th place for consecutive Jeopardy wins. Even when he loses, he will be invited to the Tournament of Champions to win more money.

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TravisBickle says... May 24, 2018 at 3:41 p.m.

Ken Jennings won 74 games in a row.

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AncientUnicorn says... May 24, 2018 at 4:27 p.m.

Travis, cool story bro, tell another.

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TravisBickle says... May 24, 2018 at 4:37 p.m.

That's all I got, brah.

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