Whitby man will try to dethrone 18-game winner on Jeopardy


Published December 1, 2022 at 8:59 am

Rob Lamanna (right) with Jeopardy host and all-time winning contestant Ken Jennings

Fans of the long running television game show Jeopardy will want to watch tonight’s episode, which will feature a local man trying to put an end to an 18-game winning streak, one of the longest in the game’s history.


Rob Lamanna, a product manager from Whitby, will try to dethrone Chris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager and former professional poker player from Ocean City, New Jersey, with showtime at 7:30 p.m.

Pannullo has won $637,923 during his streak, which puts him ahead of Canada’s Mattea Roach for fifth all-time (eighth including tournaments), though he still has a few games to go to catch Roach’s 23-game winning streak from earlier this year.

Pannullo won $39,800, $44,000 and $27,579 the last three nights.

Lamanna will be joined by Jeri Zulli, an English professor from East Setauket, New York, as contestants on tonight’s show.

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