Grad student makes 'Jeopardy!' history

May 29, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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CULVER CITY, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Larissa Kelly, a 28-year-old graduate student from El Cerrito, Calif., has become the biggest female winner in "Jeopardy!" history, the game show said.

Kelly had a seven-day total of $222,597.

In addition to being the "winningest" female champion in the quiz show's 24 seasons, she also has become the third biggest money winner behind all-time "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings, who went home with $2.5 million, and David Madden, who won $430,400, representatives for the series said.

"My husband and I have been grad students for awhile now, so it will definitely be nice to have a down payment on a house," Kelly said in a statement.

Kelly's husband Jeff appeared on the program in 2004 and her sister Arianna is scheduled to appear on the show July 8.

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