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Something happened on Jeopardy for this first time in 45 years…

For the first time in 45 years a regular game of “Jeopardy!” ended in a tie last Thursday.  The contestants were given a final, sudden death question, and the returning champion ended up winning.

All three contestants missed on ‘Final Jeopardy’, and two of them tied for first with $6,799. So they went to sudden death:  One question, and the first person to buzz in and get it right wins.

Returning champion Laura McLean came out on top. Back in the day, they would’ve returned the next night as co-champions, but “Jeopardy” recently changed its rules for ties.

There have been ties before that have gone to sudden death, but those were during TOURNAMENT play, not regular games.