Quiz expert Matt Amodio recently broke his own personal record Danger! “Last Jeopardy!” Betting in high numbers! During the October 4 episode, Ph.D. The student again left with an impressive total after giving the correct answer.
Matt Emodio Makes $83K For One ‘Jeopardy’! Play
“In Final Danger!” Category “Renaissance Men”, Amodio gave a more correct response to this clue:
He wrote in 1503, 10 years before a more famous work, that the way to deal with rebels was to pacify or eliminate them.
– Danger! Website
After going into the final clue with $46K and a huge lead over its competitors, Amodio risked $37K. PHD. The student wrote to Machiavelli (as Italian diplomat Niccol Machiavelli), bringing his winning count to $83K. Only one other contestant got the answer correct, bringing his total to $4,401.
Emodio’s jackpot is now at a staggering $1,350,801. And he’s still going.
‘Danger!’ Champ Matt Amodio boasts about more than just his winning streak
‘Danger!’ Winner is not a gambler by nature
As a computer science student at Yale, Amodio is habitually frugal when it comes to spending. the idea of betting high numbers like them Danger! The predecessor James Holzhauer seems utterly unfathomable.
“I went to the extent of trying to suppress all those emotions that say: ‘Don’t do this! It’s too risky!!!’” wrote Amodio in an article newsweek. “I think you can see it on my face on the show, when I bet $10,000 I feel a little sore. I can hear my parents saying in the back of my head: ‘That’s too much There’s money. That’s a car you just bet on a question!’”
Still, Amodio acknowledges that to hit seven-figure territory, you’ll have to go big or go home.
“I consider myself a cautious person, but I know the best way to win is not to always be alert,” he explained. “So I try not to worry about how I feel, and just do it. You have to think of it as monopoly money, I don’t even consider the dollar as real money. It will be very real to see.
Matt Amodio has a ‘zero plan’ to spend ‘in jeopardy’! jackpot
Now over the million-dollar mark in wins, Amodio admits he had low hopes when he made his debut Danger! Daud.
“It’s a great feeling to win over $1.2 million,” the Yale student wrote. “I won the annual rent for my apartment in my first game, and it was an optimistic best case scenario I had in mind: being able to pay a full year in rent.”
‘Danger!’: How Old Is Matt Amodio?
Despite its new nickname of millionaire, Amodio isn’t looking at new cars or exotic vacations anytime soon. His prudent practice of saving remains his way of life.
“I don’t consider myself rich.” Danger! The star shared in Newsweek. “It feels like I have a trap underneath the tighter tread I normally do. I think it will eventually start to sink in, but so far, I still feel like a PhD student with a small stipend I have always tried to spend as little as possible and pocket as much as I can for a rainy day. Now, my rainy day funds are overflowing. … But I have no plans to spend the money. The air conditioning in my car has been bad for 6 or 7 years and I am finally going to use this money to get it fixed. Maybe it is.”