Martha Bath went home with just 40 bucks during her first appearance on Jeopardy! in 1972. This week, she won over $30,000.
A MARTINEZ, HOST:
Good morning. I’m A Martinez. A “Jeopardy!” contestant got a second shot at becoming a champion and it only took 50 years. Martha Bath had her first go at it in 1972 and went home with a consolation prize of 40 bucks and a sweet set of encyclopedias, which she still has. In her return to the game this week, she’s won over $30,000. As the great Aaliyah used to sing, if at first you don’t succeed, then dust yourself off and try again.
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