Ken Jennings, the software engineer from Salt Lake City who has shattered the records for winning on "Jeopardy!," won again in an episode televised Thursday. An update on his record-breaking run, which began June 2:
Consecutive shows as winner: 38
Money won Friday: $75,000
Money won to date: $1,321,660
Perspective: At the start of its 20th season last fall, "Jeopardy!" changed its longtime rule that said a champion must leave after five straight wins. Now a player stays until losing.
Hiatus: "Jeopardy" will air reruns now until Sept. 6, when Jennings returns to defend his championship again.
Previous records: Tom Walsh of Washington, D.C., won $184,900 over seven days last winter. Brad Rutter of Lancaster, Penn., earned a total of $1,155,102 after winning a Million Dollar Masters Tournament.
Final Jeopardy: Name two of four Shakespeare plays in which ghosts appear onstage. Jennings bet $23,600 and correctly answered "Hamlet" and "Richard III."
Quote: "Will it never end for this young man?" -- host Alex Trebek.