ST. LOUIS — This St. Louis favorite helped a local teacher win more than $20,000 in America's most beloved quiz show.
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Lindbergh High School teacher Sandy Olive claimed $21,000 in her "Jeopardy!" debut Tuesday. Olive, a sophomore English teacher, knocked off the returning champion in an episode guest-hosted by NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
During Double Jeopardy!, Olive got a little bit of home cooking in the sculptures category.
"Statues of Dizzy Dean and Ozzie Smith are outside the stadium of this Major League Baseball team," the answer read.
Olive buzzed in and gave the correct response, which got a reaction from Guthrie.
Olive had a large enough lead heading into Final Jeopardy! that she didn't need to wager any money to hold on for the win.
In an interview with 5 On Your Side, Olive said she couldn't give away too many details, there were a few things that stuck out to her.
"The holding area was actually the "Wheel of Fortune" set and we just sat there, like in the audience of "Wheel of Fortune" while they were doing work on the set," she said.
"And the Wheel was covered in a big plastic sheet with a sign that said do not touch the wheel. And I wanted to touch the wheel so bad and I thought, if you touch that wheel and they send you home from "Jeopardy," I was like, it's not worth it, it's not worth the risk to touch the wheel."
Olive will be back on Jeopardy! Wednesday to try to keep the streak going. You can watch the episode on 5 On Your Side at 4:30 p.m.