“I am curious – does every Jeopardy! winner end up picking up their winnings at the offices/studio of the affiliate that hosts the show in their area, or was this part of a special story the station did on Ryan?” one user asked.
One fan replied: “This is actually a little strange because for most contestants, win or lose, they get mailed a check weeks after their final episode airs. The ABC affiliate must have pulled some strings to make this happen.”
A former winner chimed in with: “I was thinking the same thing. Mine arrived about 10 weeks later and was on the early side of the 60-90 days they told us to expect.”
“I remember seeing a story on here about [former champ] Amy Schneider getting either some or all of her winnings sooner than the typical weeks after airing—maybe they’re accelerating the payout schedule for everyone?”
“I got my check through the mail, which is the case for everyone I think. Unless there’s some exception if it’s a significant amount like Ryan’s…”another former player added.
source: The Sun