Illinois Man Wins On Jeopardy

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Published on June 1 2012 1:46 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

(Dixon, IL) -- Jeopardy's latest champ is from Dixon, Illinois. John Baker cashed in on $11,300 on Thursday's episode and will appear on the show again today. He says he's tried to land a spot on Jeopardy for several years and finally made it after nailing an online test and in-person interview. Baker says knowing all kinds of random facts and "useless knowledge" helped him along the journey.