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'Jeopardy!' star James Holzhauer donates $10K to Nevada charity for students

Posted: 1:34 PM, May 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 16:37:07-04
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LAS VEGAS (NV) — The Las Vegas man on a remarkable "Jeopardy!" winning streak just donated $10,000 to help prevent kids from dropping out of school.

James Holzhauer surprised Communities In Schools of Nevada with the donation on May 30.

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The charity says Holzhauer came across the organization on CharityNavigator.org and told the CEO he was moved by their mission and impressed by their work with students in Nevada’s schools.

Holzhauer has donated to Nevada kids before. In May, he donated $10,000 to Project 150, a non-profit organization that aims to help homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students.

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Holzhauer is a professional gambler from Las Vegas. He has won 30 games of "Jeopardy!" and $2,323,971 so far.

His response accuracy is 97%.

His wins are second to the longest-ever winning streak from Ken Jennings in 2004, who won 74 straight games and $2.5 million.