‘Jeopardy!’ contestant achieves one of the lowest scores in show's history

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It was a rough day for one “Jeopardy!” contestant.

Matt King almost made history on the iconic game show, but it’s something he may not be bragging about about to his friends.

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According to Fox News, the contestant finished with one of the lowest scores in the show’s history, ending up with -$6,400 in his bank.

However, King, a lawyer from Lewisville, Texas, started the “Jeopardy!” episode strong. In the past, many contestants have struggled with the football category, but King did well with the topic.

At one point, the lawyer was able to earn $2,400, but finished the competition with eight correct answers and ten wrong ones. Since he was now in a deficit, he was unable to compete in Final Jeopardy.

“Matt, I’m afraid you took your swings,” host Ken Jennings informed King. “That’s a strategy. It didn’t always pay off. You were close so many times, but we’re gonna have to say goodbye to you here. You’ll finish in third place with $1,000.”

While the score was one of the lowest fans have seen in a game, it did not break the record for the worst score ever. That honor happened over the summer when LeVar Burton made his appearance as guest host on “Jeopardy!”

Patrick Pearce, a product specialist, became a legend when he finished with negative $7,400 in his bank.

Lose big and go home!

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