This week, New Mexico math teacher Jason Zuffranieri reached a "Jeopardy!" milestone that is reserved for only a few. What achievement did "Jeopardy Jason" earn that put him into this special group during the game show's 36th season?

On Tuesday, during his 18th consecutive win, the contestant passed the $500k mark. This makes his total winnings to date $502,096. This also enters him into an elite club as he is only the third person to win more than half a million in regular-season, non-tournament play in the history of the show.

As for where Zuffranieri currently sits in all-time ranking, he is currently in fifth place. However, he is in good company. Ahead of him in terms of consecutive wins are Ken Jennings (74 games), James Holzhauer (32 games), Julia Collins (20 games) and David Madden (19 games).

Fans of the long-running trivia game show will likely remember that earlier this year, James Holzhauer came incredibly close to passing Ken Jennings' winnings. Ultimately, Holzhauer would lose before claiming the throne, but his loss was not without unexpected controversy due to the clip leaking online ahead of airing. At this time, it remains to be seen how far Zuffranieri will go in terms of earning additional titles.

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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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