Controversy after New York State Woman’s upset Jeopardy! To win

Fans rejoiced when a New Yorker on Jeopardy! but then came some controversy.

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Danger!/Youtube

Katie Palumbo from Amawalk, New York took first place on Monday’s episode of Jeopardy!

“Exciting news! SHS Graduate Katie Palumbo will be at Jeopardy on Monday night. Good luck Katie – we’ll be cheering for you!

Palumbo is a graduate of Somers High School and works as a museum interpreter, according to her Jeopardy! organic.

Somers High School Grad Wins At Danger!

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Danger!/Youtube

Palumbo, a lifelong fan of the show, attended the show in late 2022, but the episode aired this week.

Palumbo finished with $23,000 after finishing first on Monday’s game and defeating three-time defending champion Yogesh Raut.

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“She won! Katie Palumbo, SHS class of 2010, won at Jeopardy on Monday 16th January. Your total profit in one day is $23,100. Katie continues her run Tuesday night,” Somers Central School District wrote on Facebook.

Palumbo said her winnings would pay off her college debt.

Many fans were happy to see Palumbo ousting Raut (pictured below left), who was disliked by many of the show’s fans.

Danger!/Youtube

Danger!/Youtube

Probably because he claims he beat frontrunner James Holzhauer at high school trivia and now beat Jeopardy! Host Ken Jennings at a trivia convention.

The danger of the New York woman! Run ends in controversy

Unfortunately, Palumbo’s run ended on Tuesday night. But not without controversy.

According to The US Sun, fans are upset by the “poorly worded” final clue.

“When you’re under the pressure of being on the show and never heard of it before, you can be put off trying to figure out exactly what’s being asked here,” one viewer wrote in reference to the poorly worded final question.

The last hint was:

MIMAL, sometimes referred to as the silhouette of a chef or elf, represents Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and those two states.

The correct answer was:

What are Arkansas and Louisiana?

None of the three contestants have Final Jeopardy! Correctly.

“I’m from one of the five states and while familiar with the cooking meme, I’ve never heard the five states grouped or labeled that way,” another disgruntled fan told Final Jeopardy!, The US Sun.

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Palumbo took second place on Tuesday. Vince Bacani, a risk manager from Canada, was Tuesday’s winner.

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