Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Reigning Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider now holds the second-longest winning streak in the quiz show's history with her 39th consecutive victory on Monday's episode.
Schneider overtook the previous record-holder Matt Amodio with the win and has amassed $1,319,800 in total winnings, more than any other woman in the show's history.
"I never expected to do this well, but I think the main secret is just being curious and spending my life learning a lot of stuff," Schneider said.
Schneider said Jennings advised her to relax, have fun and enjoy the moment. She also discussed the best part of her experience on Jeopardy!.
"I think that the best part for me has been being on TV, you know, as my true self, expressing myself and representing the entire community of trans people," she said.
Schneider's winning streak has resulted in high television ratings for Jeopardy!, as the game show was the highest-rated non-sports program across broadcast and cable television for the week of Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, Entertainment Weekly reports. Each episode averages 9.7 million viewers.