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WATCH: Kid Loses $3K on Jeopardy!— Over Spelling

WATCH: Kid Loses $3K on Jeopardy!— Over Spelling
Posted August 5th, 2013 @ 8:46am

(NEWSER– A 12-year-old from Newtown, Conn., got the right answer at the close of a Jeopardy! episode—but his spelling cost him the $3,000 he'd wagered. Asked what document Abraham Lincoln had called a "fit and necessary war measure," Thomas Hurley III wrote, "What is the Emanciptation Proclamation?" His answer—"badly misspelled," according to host Alex Trebek—left him with a score of $6,600. Ultimately, he took home $2,000 during the show's Kids Week.

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