I'm Lisa Klink from Los Angeles, California.
Will playing Jeopardy! in Las Vegas affect your wagering?
No, I--I don't think playing in Las Vegas is going to make me more inclined to gamble. I'm--I'm not really gambler by nature. I mean, my--my big gambling is video poker. You know, 25 cents is about my limit, so I'm not a big risk-taker in general.
What is the most common question people ask about your time on Jeopardy!?
Well, it's not so much a question as a comment. When people find out I've been on Jeopardy!, they go, "You must be really smart." And I'm not sure how to answer that. Do I just say, "Yeah"? I don't know! [Laughs]
Is there anything you'd like to share that you think Jeopardy! fans might want to know?
Uh, I guess the thing that surprised me was that I was able to win games without answering as many questions right as I thought I would have to. There were many questions that I could just not answer, and so it kind of surprised me. I guess I assumed that I would have to get, you--you know, three-quarters of them right. But, you don't really have to.
How has being a Jeopardy! champion changed your life?
Well, uh, when I won the first round of Jeopardy!, when the episodes aired, I was actually on strike with the Writers Guild of America. [Laughs] So, it was great, because I was on strike, y'know, everybody was out of work, y'know, and you--and so to have that, y'know, going on was a nice positive thing to have, and it was nice to know that I had some money coming in, so it was, uh, kind of a bright spot in an otherwise kind of unpleasant time.
What have you learned that will help you in the tournament?
Uh, probably the biggest thing I learned, again, was that you don't have to answer so many questions, and so, if there's something that I don't feel confident about, I don't feel the need to ring in and try and guess, y'know, and potentially lose the money. I have a little more confidence to just wait and hold off on the buzzer until I'm a little more certain of the answer.
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