TAMPA, Fla — He did it! Troy Meyer, of Tampa, won Wednesday's contest of the hit trivia game show, "Jeopardy!," furthering his winning streak.
The "Jeopardy!" champ has been collecting the dough and has built up quite a truckload, earning a total of $170,401, after winning Wednesday. Before the episode, Meyer racked up $137,600 over the last four contests.
Following one of Meyer's winning days, "Jeopardy!" host Ken Jennings told Meyer he seemed emotional when he won and asked him to what he was feeling in that moment.
"So much of this is tied up with my mom who passed away recently, and my grandfather also loved 'Jeopardy!'" he responded.
10 Tampa Bay sat down with Meyer before his first appearance on the popular game show. He said just being able to compete has been a dream come true. Meyer talked about how it was his mother's dream to watch him compete on the game show. He dedicated his experience to his mother and said he hopes to make his following in the trivia world proud.
"I hope I don't let them down," Meyer said, chuckling.
Meyer's fifth win Wednesday night solidifies his spot in the upcoming Tournament of Champions.