“I’ll take Taco Bell for $100,000,” one “Jeopardy!” contestant was hoping to say.
Rishab Jain, an 18-year-old contestant on the television game show’s college tournament, said if he won the grand prize money of $100,000 in the championship round, he would use the cash to buy “a lifetime supply of Taco Bell,” specifically Mexican Pizzas and Crunchwrap Supremes.
Jain said he initially wasn’t sure what to say when “Jeopardy!” asked him what he would do with the prize money, so he asked his mom.
“She said, ‘Well, you eat Taco Bell pretty often’ and that’s really all she had to say,” Jain told Fox News.
A vegetarian, Jain said Taco Bell has always been good about swapping beans for meat in his order. In fact, employees at the restaurant on Georgia Tech’s campus already know when they see him coming that he’s going to want a vegetarian meal.
“It’s changed my life partially. I found myself going every week,” he said, although he admitted he has friends who are more “hardcore” about their dedication to Taco Bell. “It’s good to have that sort of food on campus because it’s something I can relate to.”
Unfortunately for Jain, he didn’t advance to the final round. The first-year materials science and engineering student was defeated after making it to the semi-finals.
But Jain’s luck hasn’t completely run out.
Taco Bell is sending Jain $500-worth of Taco Bell gift cards —enough “to get him through college,” a representative confirmed to Fox News.
Jain left the competition with a prize of $10,000. While he said he thinks he’ll use some of the money for his college tuition, he hopes to also use it to “Live Mas,” as the Taco Bell slogan goes, and travel with his family and friends.