Feb. 6, 2014 – A $12.3 million New Jersey Pick 6 jackpot was claimed by a Bergen County couple Thursday. The Pick 6 jackpot had rolled over 36 times over nearly six months before John and Janine Glasheen won on Dec. 12.
The couple matched the six winning numbers 8, 14, 17, 31, 36 and 40 thanks to Janine’s persistence.
“Janine brown bags it when she travels to the city by train so that she can play the lottery games,” John told the Lottery Thursday. She always buys her tickets at the same retail location, and always plays the same numbers, which she originally got on a Quick Pick ticket.
Janine’s lucky retailer is the Faber News and Gift shop in the Secaucus Junction train station.
New Jersey Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger said in a press release Thursday that she “[enjoys] hearing about players who have lucky Lottery rituals like Janine.”
“Many people only play in certain lucky locations,” Hedinger said. “I especially appreciate that [Janine] plays responsibly and in accord with her financial means. That was a smart and now very successful strategy.”
The Glasheens said they like their neighborhood and their home and don’t plan to move, but they do plan on taking trips to Hawaii and Italy with some of the money.
Since the couple won their jackpot prize Dec. 12, nobody else has matched all six numbers to win the Pick 6 jackpot. The prize now has an estimated value of $4.3 million, and the next drawing will be held tonight.