why does the winner of jeopardy receive all the money they won while 2nd place only gets $2000 and 3rd place only gets $1000?

On wheel of fortune, all the contestants receive all their winnings. Even if one contestant hits a bunch of bankrupts they still receive at least $1000

Update:

Seems a little unfair unless they're "in the red" or didn't answer many questions correctly. Just about every other game show lets you keep all your prizes and money. 

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Those are the rules of the game. The rules do change from time to time. In the past a Jeopardy had to retire after winning five games, then they changed it so a player keeps playing as long as they keep winning.

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