'Jeopardy!' champ ends winning streak

'Jeopardy!' Champ Julia Collins Ends Impressive Win Streak
'Jeopardy!' Champ Julia Collins Ends Impressive Win Streak

After winning 20 consecutive "Jeopardy!" games, contestant Julia Collins' impressive streak on the show has come to an end.

MSNBC reports thirty-one-year-old Collins lost during her 21st appearance, which aired Monday night. And the clue that finally stumped her?

"Category is Oscar-Winning Writers, and here is the clue. Winning for 1999, this New England writer is the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel."

Unfortunately, Collins just couldn't get the answer: "Who is John Irving?"

His novel, "The Cider House Rules," was made into a movie of the same title.

But she went out a good sport. Collins tweeted her congratulations to Monday night's winner and thanked her fans for all their support and good wishes during her historic run.

Even though Collins couldn't make it past 20 consecutive wins, she really can't be too disappointed.

CNN reports The Chicago-land native left the show as the winningest female contestant in "Jeopardy!" history and now holds the second place spot for most consecutive wins behind Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight games in 2004.

ABC reports oh, and she also pocketed a whopping $428,000 in winnings, which she told reporters she's using to take a dream trip to Paris and other travel destinations.

So what's Collins' advice for future "Jeopardy!" players? Practice your buzzer technique so you can beat out your competitors and make sure to stay calm.