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Special Photo Andrew Moore, 28, of Buford, won his sixth straight day on "Jeopardy!" on Monday night. He won more than $137,000 total.
BUFORD -- A University of Georgia graduate with a background in history and political science is on a "Jeopardy!" hot streak.
Andrew Moore, 28, a Buford resident and test prep instructor, won his sixth straight game in an episode that aired on Monday. Moore's win raised his payout to $137,803. Moore said in a press release that his strategy was to target high dollar values while his opponents may be more hesitant.
"I felt confident that I could do well if a little luck went my way," Moore said. "I jumped around the board a lot to keep my opponents out of rhythm."
None of the contestants on Monday's show had the correct answer for the final "Jeopardy!" question about world geography. "Names of the two geographical features on a 2012 postage stamp issued jointly by Nepal and Israel."
The answer is Mt. Everest and the Dead Sea.
A Snellville native, Moore received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in political science from UGA. To prepare, Moore said he watched the show each night to chart his strength and weaknesses.
"History is probably the most prominent academic discipline on the show, so it certainly didn't hurt," he said.
Moore said he and his wife would use some of the money toward building a new house, and college funds for his children.
Tune in on Tuesday to see if Moore can continue his winning streak. Jeopardy! airs locally at 7:30 p.m. on WXIA (NBC / 11 Alive).