Jeopardy! Monday June 24, 2024, Recap, Winner and Final Answer

Who Won Jeopardy! and Final Answer

Contestants on the Monday June 24 episode of Jeopardy! were Graham Hicks, a lighting designer from Ottawa, Ontario; Erin Buker, a stay-at-home mom from San Pedro, California; and Drew Basile, a graduate student from Birmingham, Michigan, and a three-day champion with total winnings of $53,282.

The categories for the first round were Poetry Test, Prehistoric Animals, Let Him Cook, I’m Feeling Positive, The Director’s Cut, and A One E & A 2 E. Graham started strong by doubling his score to $3,200 on a Daily Double in the Prehistoric Animals category. The clue described a tusked mammal with hair over two feet long, and Graham provided the correct response: “What is a woolly mammoth?”

At the first break, the scores were: Drew at $3,400, Erin at $1,000, and Graham at $2,800.

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Entering the Double Jeopardy! round, the scores were: Drew at $9,800, Erin at -$400, and Graham at $4,600. The categories for this round were Presidential Nicknames, Around Italy, Where’s the Meeting?, Olde Cars, Nothing Like Live Music, and 14-Letter Responses.

Drew showcased his knowledge and strategy by finding both Daily Doubles in this round. The first Daily Double, valued at $1,600, was in the Nothing Like Live Music category. The clue referenced a 2009 tour name, NINJA, which formed when two bands from the first Lollapalooza joined forces again. Drew correctly responded with “Who are Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction?”

The second Daily Double, also worth $1,600, was in the Olde Cars category. The clue mentioned an electric car made by Studebaker around 1900 and asked about the company’s base town, where Knute Rockne worked part-time in sales. Drew responded correctly with “What is South Bend?”

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Drew pulled away in the latter part of the round, entering Final Jeopardy! with a substantial lead of $26,400. Graham followed with $11,000, while Erin struggled and finished Double Jeopardy! with -$7,200.

The Final Jeopardy! category was Names in the Heavens. The clue: “When this body was discovered in 1978, Persephone was suggested as its name.” Unfortunately, both Drew and Graham provided incorrect responses, with Drew dropping $4,000 but still won the game with a final score of $22,400.

Graham finished in second place with $11,000, and Erin came in third with -$7,200 which is actually the second lowest ever score in Jeopardy! history, the lowest score was by Patrick Pearce, who ended the July 26, 2021 game with -$7,400.

Despite some challenging moments, Drew secured his fourth consecutive victory, bringing his total winnings to $75,682.

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