Jeopardy! Monday May 20, 2024, Recap, Winner and Final Answer

Who Won Jeopardy!

The Monday May 20 episode of Jeopardy! featured a tense contest between three individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ivvone Zhou, a student from Bethesda, Maryland, Gregg Meller, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, and Grant DeYoung, a grocery clerk from Prescott, Arizona, and a three-day champion with total winnings of $67,202, all brought their unique perspectives to the game.

The first round presented an intriguing mix of categories, including “I’m Getting Doja Vu,” “Kids’ Lit,” and “The Grouper Chat.” The contestants demonstrated their knowledge and quick thinking, with Gregg making a strategic Daily Double wager in the “Words That Should Rhyme” category, doubling his score to $2,000. Going into the first break, Grant maintained a slight lead with $2,600, followed by Gregg at $4,600 and Ivvone at $1,600.

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As the game progressed into Double Jeopardy!, the competition intensified with categories such as “Turkmenistan,” “Dino Movies,” and “Saints.” Gregg continued to showcase his skills, finding and capitalizing on another Daily Double in the “Saints” category, adding to his already impressive score. However, a risky wager on the following clue proved costly, as he dropped $6,000 from his total.

Heading into Final Jeopardy!, the scores were tight, with Grant at $8,200, Ivvone at $7,000, and Gregg at $6,800. The final category, “The Theater,” presented a challenging clue: “Of the 14 roles in a production of this play that opened on Broadway on Oct. 28, 2004, none were played by females.” Both Grant and Ivvone provided the correct response, identifying the play as “12 Angry Men,” with Grant making a strategic wager to secure his victory.

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In the end, Grant emerged as the winner with a total score of $14,001, bringing his four-day winnings to an impressive $81,203. Ivvone finished as the runner-up with a score of $14,000, while Gregg’s risky wager left him in third place with $0.

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