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On a recent episode of Inside Jeopardy! podcast, one of the producers is sharing some trade secrets. We learned that contestants have to cover their own airfare to Los Angeles. Only under certain extraordinary circumstances will the show buy an airline ticket for a contestant. If they become a returning champion the show will provide airline tickets for the returning trips.

The NY Post said that the producer also shared there is a small window between when players are invited to appear on the show and when the episode airs. Non-winning contestants win packages ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Prior to 1984, all contestants were only gifted the earnings they won.