Penfield resident and game show contestant Sean Hansen will advance in "Jeopardy!" on Thursday after winning a close match on Wednesday, April 11.
The 39-year-old was able to defeat the defending champion in the final round by just $1, for a prize of $30,001.
Hansen was in third place during "Double Jeopardy," but took the lead by $400 after answering the "Daily Double" question correctly. Each of the contestants answered the final question correctly, but Hansen wagered just enough money to pull ahead for the win.
Host Alex Trebek congratulated Hansen as the crowd applauded.
"He can smile now, and he gets to play tomorrow," said Trebek.
The next episode, which was originally taped in December, will air at 7:30 on CBS on Thursday.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Hansen moved to Penfield with his family in 2010.