Watch: Quirky US game show contestant earns cult following while winning big on Jeopardy!



Associated Press

A New York City bartender's on-screen antics and big bets while competing on the classic American game show Jeopardy! are winning him cash to go along with a cult following.

New York bartender, Austin Rogers, has won eight days in a row, earning more than $US300,000.
Source: Associated Press

By the end of yesterday's show, Austin Rogers had won eight days in a row and more than $US300,000.

Jeopardy! says that total put him at fifth on the show's list of all-time regular season money winners.

Rogers has done it while sporting wild hair and a bushy beard and making animated gestures after correct answers.

He's also making big wagers. Rogers won a whopping $US34,000 bet on the show's Final Jeopardy segment Tuesday.

Fans are singing his praises on Twitter by using the hashtag #AustinOnJeopardy.

Rogers tells Good Morning America  that the secret to his success is uncovering patterns in clues by watching hundreds of Jeopardy! episodes.

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