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I was cheated! Heartbroken 12-year-old Jeopardy! finalist who lost $3,000 after giving correct answer says he'll NEVER watch the show again

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a "Jeopardy!" question and lost money over it says he was cheated.

Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question about the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln. But Thomas spelled it "emanciptation" and was ruled out by host Alex Trebek.

He bet $3,000 of his $9,600 in winnings and lost to a rival who amassed $66,000.



Not sure why the kid is whining, he got the answer wrong after all.

I know the trend these days with younger people is that spelling and grammar doesn't matter and isn't important. Well, it is.

While this wasn't a "simple word" to spell, I work with people who can't even spell basic words that are used every day, and they are fresh out of high school. :picard:

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