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There Was A Tie Breaker On "Jeopardy!" Last Night And People Were Shook

It was a first in show history!

So last night I was minding my own business and watching Jeopardy!, and it was a pretty normal game right up until Final Jeopardy…

So last night I was minding my own business and watching Jeopardy!, and it was a pretty normal game right up until Final Jeopardy...

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…and that’s when things got pretty interesting! For context, these were the scores heading into Final Jeopardy:

...and that's when things got pretty interesting! For context, these were the scores heading into Final Jeopardy:

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Unfortunately, this question stumped all three contestants, so it would all come down to the wagers:

Unfortunately, this question stumped all three contestants, so it would all come down to the wagers:

The correct answer? The Channel Islands.

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As a result of some interesting wagers, Laura (the returning champion) and Sarah (on the right) ended up tied at $6,799.

As a result of some interesting wagers, Laura (the returning champion) and Sarah (on the right) ended up tied at $6,799.

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The reason it seems unlikely that she was trying to force a tie is that the Jeopardy! rules have changed — in the past, both tying contestants would become co-champions, but now, it all comes down to a sudden death final question.

The reason it seems unlikely that she was trying to force a tie is that the Jeopardy! rules have changed — in the past, both tying contestants would become co-champions, but now, it all comes down to a sudden death final question.

While the rule has been in place for a couple of years, this is the first time we’ve seen a tie-break question in a regular Jeopardy! episode.

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Returning champion Laura buzzed in first and breathed a sigh of relief:

Returning champion Laura buzzed in first and breathed a sigh of relief:

The answer, of course, was Theresa May.

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Watch the whole *wild* moment here:

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