We'll take, "This is absolutely insane," for $100, Alex.
On Tuesday's "Jeopardy!," May 27, Julia Collins became the third person in the history of the show to win 17 consecutive non-tournament games, earning her a total of $372,700 and making her the show's winningest woman ever, according to the AP.
The 31-year-old resident of the Chicago suburbs has gone on record saying her historic run feels like "a daydream come true." If that's so, this "daydream" has been a long time in the making. Collins' former junior high classmate recently took a scan of their eighth-grade year book predictions and posted it online, showing Collins amazingly prognosticated her "Jeopardy!" run years ago.
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) May 27, 2014
We know that technically Collins predicted she would win only 10 consecutive games, but since she was in eighth grade at the time, we'll cut her a little slack.
The "Jeopardy!" champ goes for her 18th straight game Wednesday, May 28, and may have a chance to tie for second in all-time consecutive wins on Thursday's show, May 29. After that, she can focus all her attention on Ken Jennings, who is the all-time winningest contestant in "Jeopardy!" history with 74 straight games.