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'Jeopardy!' champ extends record winning streak

Alex Trebek, left, host of the TV show "Jeopardy!," poses with contestant Julia Collins, 31, of Kenilworth, Ill.
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Alex Trebek, left, host of the TV show "Jeopardy!," poses with contestant Julia Collins, 31, of Kenilworth, Ill.

Another "Jeopardy!" contestant is tearing up the game show, but all-time champ Ken Jennings shouldn't fret just yet.

NBC Chicago reported that Julia Collins won her 19th straight contest on Thursday, pulling into a second-place tie for most consecutive non-tournament wins with David Madden. The 31-year-old has amassed $410,000 during the streak.

Collins' win and money totals snapped records for female contestants, NBC Chicago said.

She now trails only Jennings, who piled up $2.5 million in winning 74 straight games. Collins, who lives in the Chicago area, started taping her appearances in January and has since quit her business consulting job, according to NBC Chicago.

By CNBC staff

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