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Cleveland librarian wins 'Jeopardy!' two night in a row

Cleveland librarian wins 'Jeopardy!' two night in a row
Posted at 9:03 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 14:27:48-05

Leave it to a Harry Potter buff and a Cleveland librarian to win not just one night of Jeopardy! but two.

Maryann Penzvalto, a local librarian dominated her first night on Jeopardy! with a net winning of $15, 801.

She's a superfan of Harry Potter, and so when it was time for the final category, "Name the Novel", it was right up her alley.

The clue: "I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet."

Naturally, Penzvalto correctly said, "What is Frankenstein?"

In round two on February 27, the Final Jeopardy in the "Americana" category didn't cause Penzvalto to skip a beat.

The clue: "A 1931 story in the New Yorker said this 'weighs 600,000,000 pounds and contains 37,000,000 cubic feet.''

The answer: "What is the Empire State Building?"

Her two-day winning streak brought her home a net earning of $28,602.

She will join two other contestants as the returning champion on Wednesday's episode.