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Jeopardy! Winner, Tax Loser

Even with H&R Block's free advice, experts say Ken Jennings can't do much to shield his $2.5 million win from a big IRS bite this year

By Amey Stone

Thanks to news-breaking bloggers, Net-savvy executives at tax-prep firm H&R Block (HRB ) learned back in September that a question concerning their outfit would foil the 75-show winning streak of Jeopardy! superstar Ken Jennings. He incorrectly guessed, on a show that aired Nov. 30 but was taped months in advance, that FedEx was a company with 70,000 seasonal white-collar workers. The correct answer was: "What is H&R Block?"