Danger! Welcome Amy Schneider to Her Exclusive $1 Million Club,
In Friday’s episode, Schneider surpassed the coveted seven-point benchmark after securing his 28th consecutive win. His total is now $1,019,001.
Ranked as the game show’s highest-paid female contestant of all time, Schneider becomes just the fourth person in the contest. Danger! History of reaching milestones. The only other contestants to have earned more than $1 million in regular season games are current interim host Ken Jennings, whose 74-game streak earned $2,520,700, James Holzhauer, who earned $2,462,216 during 32 wins, and Matt Emodio, which earned $1,518,601 during this period. His 38-game route last year.
“It feels amazing, it feels weird,” said Schneider, the first transgender competitor to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. “It’s not an amount I guess to be associated with my name.”
Schneider’s $1 million win came just days after an Oakland, Calif. engineering manager was the victim of a robbery. “Hello! So, first of all: I’m fine. But yesterday I got robbed, lost my ID, credit card and phone,” she tweeted on Monday. “So I really couldn’t sleep last night, and everything Dragging myself throughout the day trying to change.”
a Danger! The representative told NBC News that the show reached out to Schneider after a dispute over whether to endorse it. “We are deeply saddened to hear about this incident and we reached out to Amy personally to offer our help in any capacity,” the spokesperson said.