Transgender Jeopardy! contestant Amy Schneider passed the $1-million mark on an episode that aired Jan. 7, becoming the first woman (cis or trans) to do so, The New York Times noted.
Schneiderwho's from Oakland, Californiamarked her 28th consecutive win, winning $1,019,600 so far, HuffPost noted, citing Variety.
Only three other people have passed the $1-million milestone in regular-season play in the game show's history: Matt Amodio, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer.
In November, Schneider became the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the show's "Tournament of Champions," made up of the previous years' top players.
Talking with Newsweek, actress/Jeopardy! co-host Mayim Bialik said the show "highlights all sorts of incredible people and, yes, we're very, very proud of her."
In a statement from a recent interview with Schneider, GLAAD Director of Transgender Representation Nick Adams said, "Amy Schneider's incredible run on Jeopardy! allows families all over the country to get to know her as someone who is great at word puzzles, has in-depth knowledge on a range of topics and who also happens to be a transgender woman.
"Amy is using her history-making appearances and new platform to raise awareness of transgender issues and share a bit of her personal story, too."