The reigning Jeopardy! champion is making New Jersey proud.

Cris Pannullo, of Ocean City, is currently on a six-day winning streak in which he has amassed $162,080, securing him a spot in the Jeopardy! 2023 Tournament of Champions next year.

On Fridays episode, Ken Jennings asked Pannullo, a customer service operations manager by day, how he is planning to spend his earnings.

In this economy, Ken. Im just throwing it all under my mattress, Pannullo joked.

Jennings holds the all-time record with 74 straight wins, in which he totaled $2,520,700.

Earlier this year, Amy Schneider captivated the country with a 40-game win streak, becoming the fifth Jeopardy! contestant to win more than $1 million in the shows history, and the fourth to reach that goal in regular season play.

Ratings soared during Schneiders winning streak, and shell also be back for the 2022 Tournament of Champions later this year.

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