‘Jeopardy!’ champ claims he won $20K from HQ Trivia — but was never paid

“Jeopardy!” champion Alex Jacob claimed he won money by the HQ Trivia app but has not heard one thing regarding his prize.

Jacob, who won the game current’s “Tournament of Champions” in 2015, tweeted Monday, “Guys, I need your help. I won $20,000 on @HQTrivia on June 10 and still haven’t heard anything about the payment. Sadly, I don’t think they’re going to pay. Please, RT (retweet) to tell HQ they should honor their jackpots. If I’m wrong, I’ll happily delete this give $100 to someone who RT’d!”

HQ Trivia describes itself as a “live trivia game show app with cash prizes.”

The recreation is carried out day by day reside with a chance for avid gamers to win money within the occasion that they reply to the questions precisely. To play the game, a person ought to acquire the app onto their smartphone.

HQ Trivia knowledgeable FOX Business in an announcement that it takes 90 days for winners to acquire their prize.

“We strive to make a game that is fair and fun for all players. As such, we have a rigorous process of reviewing winners for eligibility to receive cash prizes,” HQ Trivia knowledgeable FOX Business in an announcement. “Infrequently, we disqualify players for violating HQ’s Terms of Service and Contest Rules. It may take some eligible winners up to 90 days to receive cash prizes, however, 99% of players have been able to cash out within 48 hours of winning a game and we have paid out a total of $6,252,634.58 USD to players since launch.”

An HQ Trivia spokesperson knowledgeable FOX Business, “We are confident in our decision to withhold the funds while we investigate.”

The spokesperson did not go into extra factor.

The app has had some present shakeups. TechCrunch, citing sources, reported that the company laid off 20 p.c of its workers a closing week. Earlier this 12 months, host Scott Rogowsky departed the company for DAZN. The agency’s co-founder, Colin Kroll, died in December on the age of 35.

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