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‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Wins Fourth Consecutive Posthumous Game

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DES MOINES (WHO) -

A “Jeopardy!” contestant who died before her string of taped appearances aired on the TV game show this week won her fourth consecutive game in an episode broadcast Friday night.

With the latest win, Cindy Stowell’s four-day total is $62,001 in prize money.

A science content developer from Austin, Texas, Stowell died December 5 after a long battle with cancer, according to her longtime partner, Jason Hess.

“Cindy came on “Jeopardy!” to play the game she loved and in doing so she was able to make a contribution to cancer research in the hopes that no one else would have to go through what she did,” her brother Greg, mother Carole, and Hess said in a statement.

Stowell, 41, first appeared on an episode that aired Tuesday and was the winning contestant, with $22,801. She won again on the show that aired Wednesday and took home $8,199.

On Thursday night’s show, she was far behind throughout, but she pulled out a victory in Final Jeopardy! and ended up winning $8,600.

She won Thursday night by responding to this clue: “In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west.”

Stowell’s correct answer: “What is ‘Mad Men’?”

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