Winningest female contestant in history of Jeopardy finally loses

The reign of the winningest female contestant in "Jeopardy!" history has come to an end.

The game show says Julia Collins lost during her 21st appearance on the pre-taped episode that aired Monday.

The 31-year-old Chicago-area resident accumulated a total of $428,100 during her 20 victories on the syndicated series.

She holds the No. 2 spot for most consecutive wins behind all-time "Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings. He won 74 straight games in season 21 for a total prize of $2.5 million.

Collins is the third-highest money winner for non-tournament play on "Jeopardy!" behind Jennings and Dave Madden, who won $430,400.

Collins will be back for the "Jeopardy!" tournament of champions next season.

She lost on Monday's show to Brian Loughnane of Massachusetts.

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