‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant and Bearded Bartender Austin Rogers Crosses $250,000 Total With Massive Final Bid (Video)

Good thing he knows who Nelson Mandela was

Last Updated: October 4, 2017 @ 9:53 AM

If this keeps up, Austin Rogers might be able to quit slinging drinks forever.

Rogers, who’s enchanted “Jeopardy!” fans during his run, wowed the crowd again and scored himself a boatload of cash during Thursday night’s episode, thanks to daring bid during the Final Jeopardy round that would have left him nearly broke had he not guessed correctly.

Rogers racked up $69,000 for the episode, after wagering $34,000 of his $35,000 and correctly guessing, “Who Is Nelson Mandela?”

In all, over his six-day run, Rogers has now amassed $257,700.

Naturally, “Jeopardy!” fans went wild over the big haul on social media.

“this quirky guy sure is a smartie pants! Thanks for keeping @Jeopardy entertaining! #Austin #jeopardy,” wrote one admirer.

“Quite a payday on #Jeopardy. That may be the biggest 1-day total I can remember,” raved another.

See Rogers’ big win, and some of the reactions, below.

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