Lisa Ann Walter Believes Her Dead Mother Visited Her During “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and Helped Her Win $1 Million

"First time she's visited since she's died, by the way," Walter quipped as she explained how her late mother gave her the answer

<p>Disney/Eric McCandless</p> Lisa Ann Walter on

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Lisa Ann Walter on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'.

Lisa Ann Walter channeled a higher power to help snag her $1 million win on Celebrity Jeopardy!

On Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Mark, the Abbott Elementary star, 60, opened up about the supernatural factor that allowed her to cinch her victory on the long-running, competitive quiz show.

After noting that the "most difficult part" of playing the game is the "buzzer" and "not sweating" in the faux-leather jacket she wore, Walter recalled back to the moment she correctly answered the million-dollar question.

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Walter said her fellow contestants "had the buzzer thing down" and answered the final question first, though they both got it wrong.

"The question was something about ‘Mary Rinehart blah blah blah novel of 1930’ and already I’m panicking," she explained. "I’m like, ‘I don’t know that.’ No’, it says, What four word literary trope became famous because the guy killed the mistress.’ And I went, ‘Killed the mistress? The butler. The butler did it. It’s the butler did it.’

Walter shared how her mother — a teacher and an avid reader who would ready four mystery novels at a time — "came to me at that moment."

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"First time she’s visited since she’s died, by the way," she added. "And she was like, ‘The butler did it,’ and I said, ‘The butler did it.’ And I won a million bucks."

While speaking to PEOPLE earlier this month, Walter revealed that fans have begun to recognize her not only for her portrayal of Melissa Schemmenti on Abbot Elementary but also for her appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy!

<p>Disney/Eric McCandless</p> Lisa Ann Walter on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'.

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Lisa Ann Walter on 'Celebrity Jeopardy!'.

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"That's the new one. That's the new one where people scream it from across the street. I had no idea how popular that show was," she said before admitting she was glad she didn't "crap the bed" and did "okay" on the game show.

Walter added, "I just got lucky at the end being the only person to know the final Jeopardy, complete luck and also good TV. So I was happy about it."

Celebrity Jeopardy! airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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