On July 8, "Jeopardy!" champion Alex Jacob asked Twitter for help in terms of obtaining his winnings from HQ Trivia, an app that is known for promising players real money for winning live trivia shows. According to Business Insider, Jacob, whose "Jeopardy!" winnings came close to $400K, also appeared on the 2019 installment of "Jeopardy All-Star Games" before transitioning to the gaming app.

"Guys, I need your help. I won $20,000 on @hqtrivia on June 10 and still haven't heard anything about payment. Sadly, I don't think they're going to pay," he tweeted, adding, "Please RT to tell HQ they should honor their jackpots. If I'm wrong, I'll happily delete this & give $100 to someone who RT'd!"

Jacob's tweet can be seen below.

The champ then went on to ask the app's founder, Rus Yusupov, about the matter.

Additionally, Jacob said that he would just prefer to be paid rather than having to go through interviews and media outlets regarding the matter.

On June 11, Jacob attempted to cash out his winnings, but has yet to see any payment from the company. However, according to HQ Trivia, it can take up to 90 days to process a player's winnings.

"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," the company stated to Business Insider, adding, "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 USH to winners since launch."

If the "Jeopardy!" champ's lack of payment extends past the 90 days it would not be the first time that the company has been met with similar issues. Many people replied to Jacob's tweet with their own stories of dissatisifcation.

In January, Kotaku reported that earnings were not being paid in a timely manner, if at all, with some even noting that they were unable to push the "cash out" button. These issues come on the heels of the company laying off 20 percent of its staff and losing its host. It remains to be seen if Jacob's tweet will have any effect on his ultimate payout.

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"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is pictured during a rehearsal before a "Jeopardy" taping on April 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Kris Connor/Getty Images
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