SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Southborough native and Algonquin High School graduate Mattew A. Samberg has become a "Jeopardy!" champion.
Samberg won three out of four games that aired on the game show between June 29 and July 4, earning $61,402.
"This has just been a rush, this whole experience," he said.
Samberg said he was surprised at how quickly the games went. "You are playing the game, basically, in real-time as people are watching it at home," he said. "You get up there, and before you know it, the game's over, and you're like, 'Did that just happen?' "
He urged future contestants to "always stay curious," and noted that he was an avid hunter of facts on the Wikipedia, who often reads up on people and places.
"The trick is to remember it when you're under the lights," he said.
Samberg lives in Pittsburgh and practices law with the Jones Day law firm. He earned a B.A. from Princeton in 2006, and with a J.D. from New York University Law School in 2010.
He said he plans to pay off his student loans with his winnings, in addition to "treating" himself "to a few things."