Kentucky Preteen Skyler Hornback Sets Jeopardy Record

Aug 1, 2013
Originally published on August 1, 2013 8:46 am

Skyler Hornback, a 12-year-old from Sonora, Kentucky, won $66,600 on the game show Jeopardy on Wednesday.

This was part of the show's Kids Week, but there's nothing childish about that total.

It's the third-highest one-day total in the show's history (behind $77,000 and $75,000) and far ahead of the previous single-day Kids Week total of $49,000, according to the show.

What's more, Hornback won with a question about Abraham Lincoln. (Kentucky!)

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