The previous record was $30,000 less than what Holzhauer claimed Tuesday: a $77,000 win by Roger Craig on September 19, 2010, according to a release by the show. Holzhauer actually could have reached the mark earlier in his run, as Jeopardy! noted in a video it posted on Twitter earlier in the week. That's just how much money he won today.
Tuesday's win was the fourth straight for Holzhauer and brought his winnings total to more than $244,000.
James Holzhauer, a contestant on the game show Jeopardy! He ended up winning the game by more than $98,000!
The professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, noted that his record-smashing scoop was not without significance.
His final wager was carefully chosen so that he could end up with exactly $110,914, a number he has admitted references his daughter's birthday of November 9, 2014.
"I said all along that I wanted to break Roger Craig's one-game record and I did it", said Holzhauer.
Before that, the record-holder was legendary game show contestant Ken Jennings, who set a single-game record of $75,000 in 2004, according to a statement from the show.