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Local man's "Jeopardy!" run ends on final question

Special Photo Andrew Moore, 28, of Buford, won his sixth straight day on "Jeopardy!" on Monday night. He won more than $137,000 total.

Special Photo Andrew Moore, 28, of Buford, won his sixth straight day on "Jeopardy!" on Monday night. He won more than $137,000 total.

Andrew Moore's hot streak came to an end Tuesday night on "Jeopardy!" when the Brookwood High graduate and University of Georgia alum fell short during the show's final round. The Buford resident had won six straight games and earned more than $137,000 heading into the show that aired Tuesday.

It looked like Moore, a test prep instructor who majored in history at Georgia and also has a master's degree in political science from UGA, was in good shape to keep the streak going heading into the final round. Thanks to winning $8,000 on the Daily Double question "In 1977, on the 50th anniversary of their execution, a proclamation was issued saying this pair had been treated unjustly" with the answer Sacco and Vanzetti, Moore held a $5,000 lead going into "Final Jeopardy!"

But he and the other two contestants all missed the final question: "Economically speaking, this plant family with about 10,000 species is by far the most important."

The answer was grass but Moore guessed corn. He wagered $16,401, leaving him with a total for the game of $9,999. Padraic Scanlan, the game's winner, bet $10,000, leaving him with a total of $11,400.

To prepare, Moore said he watched the show each night to chart his strength and weaknesses. Moore said he and his wife would use some of the money toward building a new house, and college funds for his children.

The appearance won't be Moore's last on the game show, however. As Tuesday's program closed host Alex Trebek congratulated Moore on his run and said he'd see him again during the Tournament of Champions.

Comments

NewsReader 9 months, 3 weeks ago

He had a really good run and an impressive showing! Proud of/for him.

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