Chicago Teacher Wins <em>Jeopardy</em>’s Tournament of Champions

Chicago Teacher Wins Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions

Colby Burnett, AP World History teacher at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL (a suburb of Chicago), took home the $250,000 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions grand prize Tuesday night (February 26).

Burnett first won Jeopardy‘s Teacher’s Tournament in November of last year, telling the show’s audience he would use his winnings to move his mother to a new home in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

“It’s not about my life, it’s about my mom retiring–happily–in her own place…It means the world to me,” said Barnett in a Jeopardy interview.

The Chicago history teacher acquired a $17,000 lead against “his nearest opponent in Monday’s round”, says the Huffington Post. While Burnett has earned nearly $350,000 in winnings from the show, he says he doesn’t plan on retiring or changing up his lifestyle anytime soon.

“I’m going to keep doing what im doing; my mom gets her house, I go back to my job that I love.”