Who Won 'Jeopardy! Masters' 2024? (SPOILERS)

“I was pretty certain I had it once I hit that last Daily Double. And I did the math, like, four times.”

Melissa Willets - Author

May 23 2024, Published 9:57 a.m. ET

'Jeopardy! Masters' set with host Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Yogesh Raut, and Victoria Groce
Source: NBC

Was it James Holzhauer, Yogesh Raut, or Victoria Groce who won the Jeopardy! Masters 2024 tournament?

After many weeks of competition, we finally have a champion.

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So, who among the final three quiz masters (Amy Schneider was eliminated on May 20) has this year's bragging rights? Read on to find out no only the winner of Jeopardy! Masters 2024, but what that person's prize is.

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So, who won 'Jeopardy! Masters' 2024? Drum roll, please!

It was Victoria who reigns supreme after the Jeopardy! Masters finale. The fierce competitor beat out brilliant minds Yogesh and James, a past winner, to walk away with the 2024 title.

“I was pretty certain I had it once I hit that last Daily Double,” she told USA Today. “And I did the math, like, four times.” Indeed, as fans know, Victoria's win was the result of cumulative points and money earned throughout the tournament.

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Interestingly, it was James who had the lead after the first of two half-hour matchups.

But Victoria's Daily Double in the second game allowed her to pull again going into Final Jeopardy!

The final clue was in the category of American Women: "The New York Times wrote of this woman who had died in 1951, 'Though she was forgotten at the time, part of her remained alive.'"

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Victoria decided not to wager anything, and her correct response of "Henrietta Lacks" was accompanied by this message for fans: "Great games, y'all — see you next year!"

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So, what is the 'Jeopardy! Masters' prize that Victoria snagged?

For her impressive feat, the freelance writer from Georgia is going home with a pretty big check for $500,000.

And, heartwarmingly, Victoria told USA Today that this money is "life changing" for her.

“To be at this point in my life, at the pinnacle of something this cool, and to have the prospect of some financial security is really life changing for me,” she told the outlet, going on to share that she never thought this would happen to her.

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"I never expected to be back on Jeopardy!," Victoria confided. "I never expected the call for the Invitational Tournament. Once I got the call, I never expected to win it. I did not go into this expecting to win it. So to have done it felt really completely overwhelming. It was kind of like system collapse.”

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As for how the humble quiz master is celebrating her surprise victory, Victoria shared, "I told my husband to go to the wine store and buy the single silliest bottle of Champagne and go to the fancy cheese shop. So we had our very fancy wine and cheese when we got back."

And how did James react to his loss? The former champ had this to say on Twitter following Victoria's big win: "Huge congrats to Yogesh and especially Victoria for a brilliantly played final match. The trivia community and fans of The Chase already knew Victoria is the best quizzer in the country — now fans of Jeopardy! Masters know it too."

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