Bristol Press reporter Susan Coricaâ€™s time on â€śJeopardy!â€ť has come to a close after her debut aired Friday -- a victory -- and her second appearance -- a defeat -- aired Monday night. Her knowledge earned her $16,995,minus taxes.
â€ś I felt great. I really hoped to be able to be able to win at least once, but just getting to be on the show was a thrill,â€ť Corica said.
While she would compete on the show again if she could, contestants are not invited back unless they win enough to go onto the Tournament of Champions.
As for being on the show, Corica said she had never done anything like it before, so she didnâ€™t really know what to expect.
â€ś Itâ€™s hard to know what to study ahead of time because there is such a wide variety of topics covered on the show, so studying more probably wouldnâ€™t make a difference. The only thing I would have done differently is not been so quick to buzz in on clues I wasnâ€™t certain about,â€ť Corica said.
Corica and her husband plan to use the money to get a new roof for their house.
â€ś [Itâ€™s] boring, I know, but there will be enough left over for the next adventure - a road trip with family members to Charleston, S.C., to see the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21,â€ť Corica said.
Corica didnâ€™t really believe she would be chosen to be on the show, let alone win a game, but this experience taught her not to be afraid to challenge herself, she said.