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
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.
- BillLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
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.