Newark ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant reveals his answer-and-question strategy

    How did Roger Craig win $480,000 on Jeopardy!?

    Yes, he’s smart and quick with the buzzer, but he says his winnings are partly the result of hard work.

    Craig tells the News Journal friends helped him download every archived Jeopardy! question, which he then compiled into  database he built. From there, he found the most common answers, which led him to the most common subjects. The program helped with figure out the likelihood of answering a question correctly and of finding the board’s Daily Doubles.

    Some of his winnings into his own start-up to create applications to help students learn.

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