A lawyer from Roselle Park, New Jersey...

Bill Pitassy

First appearance:
October 1994

Total winnings:
$72,702 (five days) $5,000 (Tournament of Champions)

Records held:
5-day champ

Favorite anecdote:
In my fifth game the contestant in second place just before Final Jeopardy! was so interested in ensuring that he won the second prize (a satellite TV system) that he bet all his winnings. I bet only enough to tie if he bet all his money and answered correctly. In the end he “lost” $ 20,600, and an opportunity to return the next day.

My appearance on Jeopardy! made me a very temporary celebrity at work and in my town, but that has disappeared over time.

What did you do with your winnings?
I didn't do anything crazy, but did take my family on a first class trip to Kenya.

"After winning 5 games in 1994, he took his family on a safari in Africa. A lawyer from Roselle Park, New Jersey..."

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 player: $5,000.
1994 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 11 5-time champion: $72,702.

Bill won $5,900 on the first season of History IQ.

Bill appeared in the following archived game:
#4735, aired 2005-03-18 Robert Slaven vs. Bill Pitassy vs. Russ Schumacher 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 28.
Bill previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Bill Pitassy in the following 2 archived games:
#2351, aired 1994-11-21 Bill Pitassy vs. David Hillinck vs. Jean Grewe 1994 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.
#2347, aired 1994-11-15 Bill Pitassy vs. Fred Frank vs. Jeff Stewart 1994 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

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