Toronto tutor Mattea Roach survives scare over Jeopardy! victory no. 23

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Toronto tutor Mattea Roach overcame some nail-biting moments on the way to her 23 Danger! win Thursday night.

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It was an unusual sight, but the 23-year-old fell behind in the early stages of the popular game show, entering the middle round for $3,000 behind contestant Sarah Snider, a high school teacher from Fishers, Indiana.

And the Canadian lost $9,600 entering Final Jeopardy!

It is not to worry. Roach, a native of Nova Scotia, correctly answered the final clue and, more importantly, bet $12,999 to take home $25,999 for the night.

Snider didn’t have an answer for the final clue. He bet $5,000 and ended up with $17,600.

It was an exciting finale for Roach, who took his earnings from 23 shows to $560,983 and will try to wrap up his fifth week on the show in style on Friday night.

Roach owns the fifth longest winning streak on the show.

Roach has already earned a spot in the show’s Tournament of Champions, which will air in the fall.

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