Utahn Passes $1 Million Mark on 'Jeopardy!'

Utahn Passes $1 Million Mark on 'Jeopardy!'

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(New York-AP) -- Television's seemingly unbeatable answer man has passed the one (M)million dollars mark on "Jeopardy!"

Salt Lake City software engineer Ken Jennings won his 30th straight contest on the syndicated game show in an episode televised tonight.

That brought his earnings to one-(M)million, four-thousand, 960 dollars.

The 30-year-old Jennings has shown few knowledge gaps in his march to (M)millionaire status. He was a member of Brigham Young University's College Bowl team in the 1990s, and he edits literature questions for the National Academic Quiz Tournament.

At the start of its 20th season last fall, "Jeopardy!" changed its longtime rule that said a champion must leave after five straight wins. Now a player stays on the show until losing.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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