Jeopardy! fans claim contestant was 'ROBBED' of win as champ Megan Wachspress is ripped as a 'fluke' after 4th victory | The Sun

Jeopardy! fans claim contestant was 'ROBBED' of win as champ Megan Wachspress is ripped as a 'fluke' after 4th victory | The Sun

JEOPARDY! fans are claiming a contestant was robbed of a win and are now going after the current champ Megan Wachspress.

The California native was the victor again for the fourth straight day, but it did not come without controversy.

It kicked off when the Final Jeopardy! question asked: "Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, 'I have wrought in the day- you in the night."

After a short time, contestant Molly Fleming correctly answered, "Who is Harriet Tubman," adding $3,200 to her winnings for a total of $6,500.

Current champ Megan answered correctly as well to increase her final game total to $17,199.

Contestant Sadie Goldberger also seemed to have the same answer in mind, however, it seems she didn't write it out in full.

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Mayim Bialik- who is sharing hosting duties with Ken Jennings- shared: "… It looks like you were going for 'Harriet Tubman' but you did not finish, so unfortunately that is not going to be acceptable."

Sadie nodded in agreement, but seemed to look disappointed in the results.

She ended up wagering $7,500, which would have given her a grand total of 17,300 if her answer was accepted, making her the new champ.

"Megan Wachspress, congratulations. You are our Jeopardy! champion… and have a four-day total of $51,601," Mayim said.

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Fans, however, didn't agree with the results as they rushed to the comments section to express their rage.

One wrote: "Sadie was flat-out jobbed out of a win. I read it right away on the reveal as Harriet Tubman.

"They've counted Final Jeopardy! responses with worse handwriting than that."

Another added: "They've given credit for worse handwriting than that. Molly got credit without the question mark. I don't see how they can judge that as incorrect so quickly.

"Sadie would have had $17,300 and would have beaten Megan by $101."

They added: "I've been watching Jeopardy! a long time, and this is the most suspicious outcome I've ever seen. I truly don't see how Sadie's response was ruled incorrect."

One viewer agreed and simply wrote: "She got robbed."

"Megan has to be one of the flukiest multiple day champions ever," another said, as one chimed in, "She doesn’t deserve this win…"


The attorney is currently the champion after first beating out six-day champ Eric Ahasic by just two dollars.

Eric, a meteorologist, had been dominating the competition for more than a week before being taken down by Megan.

He was even able to take down fan favorite Ryan Long after the latter's impressive 16-game winning streak.


However, many fans claimed Ryan had "thrown the game," a claim he denied.

In an interview with USA Today, Ryan explained that he didn't throw the competition but wasn't exactly sad to exit either.

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He said: "I saw somebody say that I threw the game. I didn't throw the game. I didn't lay down for it, but I wasn't sad that I lost either. I felt like I was maybe ready to go, but I didn't lay down…"

Any five-time and over winning players will automatically qualify for the famous game show's Tournament of Champions in November.

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