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Mattea Roach wins 10th Jeopardy! match, total winnings rise to US$227K


Nova Scotia's Mattea Roach won her 10th consecutive match on Jeopardy! Monday night, bringing her total winnings to US$227,601.

The 23-year-old gained another $16,799 on the latest episode.

During Monday's episode, Roach faced off against fellow Canadian Caitlyn Hayes, a musician and educator from North Vancouver, and Sarah McGrath, a business manager from New York.

According to the Jeopardy! daily box score, Roach attempted to buzz in 39 times and was successful 25 times, for a success rate of 64 per cent.

She had 26 correct responses and only two incorrect, for a correct rate of 93 per cent.

All around, Roach has answered clues correctly 93 per cent of the time in her last 10 games, with 265 correct responses and 19 incorrect.

Roach, is a tutor who currently lives in Toronto, but she is originally from Halifax.

The 23-year-old first applied to be on the long-running game show in 2020. This January, she was invited to Los Angeles to tape an episode.

Last week, Roach clinched a spot in the Tournament of Champions after winning her fifth game. In an interview with CTV Atlantic, she said she plans to study subject areas she wants to improve on ahead of the tournament.

“U.S. Civil War history is something I really don’t know anything about,” said Roach in an interview last week. “I’ll probably also watch the games back of the other competitors I think, to get a feel for how are these people going to play and how might I need to respond.”

You can tune in to watch Roach compete in her 11th game Tuesday night. Top Stories

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