"He was a graduate student in computer science living in Newark, Delaware, when he set the single-day cash-winnings record and went on to win the 2011 Tournament of Champions. Now he's a data scientist from Brooklyn, New York. Please welcome..."
"Representing the 2000s, please welcome the man who holds the record for the most money earned in a single game. From Brooklyn, New York, here's..."
2019 All-Star Games member of wildcard-match 2nd-place Team Austin: a share of $75,000 split three ways with Austin Rogers and Leonard Cooper.
2014 Battle of the Decades 2nd runner-up: $50,000.
2011 Tournament of Champions winner: $250,000.
Season 27 6-time champion: $230,200 + $1,000.
In his second game (#5977, aired 2010-09-14), Roger set a new single-day cash winnings record of $77,000, breaking the previous record of $75,000 set by Ken Jennings in his 38th game, the last game of Season 20 (#4595, aired 2004-07-23). Roger's record lasted eight and a half years, until James Holzhauer broke it with a $110,914 finish in his fourth game (#7967, aired 2019-04-09).
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