Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider says travel and a new home are among her top plans for the $1,382,800 in money she won on the show.
Schneider, a 42-year-old software engineer, amassed the fortune over a 40-game winning streak that concluded January 26.
The Oakland, California native told the New York Post Thursday that ‘travel is definitely a part of the plan’ in her near future with her partner, Genevieve Davis.
The latest: Jeopardy! champ Amy Schneider, 42, says travel and a new home are among her top plans for the $1,382,800 in money she won on the show
‘I mentioned on the show that we wanted to go to Ireland, and while we’re still finalizing it, it’s looking like we’ll be there for St. Patrick’s Day,’ she told the paper.
Schneider, who is a trans woman, said she and Davis are also earmarking her winnings ‘for a potential down payment on a house’ and ‘doing some fun shopping in the meantime.’
She said that she’s been refreshing her wardrobe but hasn’t purchased any ‘big ticket items.’
Schneider said she’s also looking into penning a book in the wake of her newfound celebrity as result of her success on the show.
Schneider, a software engineer, amassed the winnings over a 40-game winning streak that concluded January 26
Schneider said she’s looking into penning a book in the wake of her newfound celebrity as result of her success on the show
‘There has definitely been a lot of interest in my writing a book, and it’s something I’d love to do,’ she told the paper. ‘My main focus right now is figuring out what exactly that book might look like; there are a lot of things I’m passionate about so it’s a matter of narrowing all my ideas down into a coherent book.
‘So, nothing concrete yet, but it’s something I hope to make happen.’
Schneider chat with the New York Times on Twitter Spaces Wednesday about a getaway she and her partner had in Half Moon Bay, California Saturday.
‘We went to this really fancy, boutique hotel … specifically for its giant bathtubs,’ Schneider said.
Schneider has inked a contract to be represented by Creative Arts Agency (CAA) and is exploring different opportunities in her career
Schneider, who’s taken a leave of absence from her job, said in the Twitter Spaces chat that she might be pivoting careers.
‘I thought I was going to be more excited to get back to my day job than it turns out I have been,’ she said.
Schneider, who has inked a contract to be represented by Creative Arts Agency (CAA), said she’s exploring different opportunities.
‘I also am having a lot of meetings with my agents, which is such a weird thing to hear myself say, but it’s true,’ she said. ‘I signed with CAA and they’re, you know, excited about all kinds of different things.’
Schneider said she’s ‘had some people express interest’ in her appearing on a different trivia show, but she’s ‘already done the best one.’
‘There is this, like, part of me that’s like, “Ah, it won’t be as good,”‘ she said.
Schneider is slated to appear on the show’s Tournament of Champions.