BY ADRIAN GOMEZ/JOURNAL ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Answer: The number of games won by Jason Zuffranieri on “Jeopardy!”
Question: What is 19?
The 43-year-old Albuquerque Academy teacher captured the nation’s attention when he spent nearly four weeks correctly answering questions on the hit game show. Though his win streak ended on Sept. 26, Zuffranieri is tied for fourth place on the all-time “Jeopardy!” consecutive games list.
Not to mention that he hauled off $532,496 in prize money, ranking him at No. 3 for all-time regular season cash winnings.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” he said in an interview from his classroom at Albuquerque Academy. “We have a new house, and I’m getting married. I missed a whole week of school and am still catching up. Through it all, it’s a fun feeling.”
Zuffranieri is a math instructor at Academy, where he teaches calculus and trigonometry.
“I also coach some middle school science and math teams,” he added.