SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Georgetown woman is $1 million richer after a Christmas tradition turned into Christmas miracle.
34-year-old Jessica Ewen says her three siblings and cousin always purchase Kentucky Lottery Scratch-offs as their fun gift, and this past Sunday was no different.
“We all pitch in money together for the tickets,” Ewen said. “I put together a saran wrap ball with Scratch-off tickets and other items. It’s just a lot of fun and laughs!” Ewen ended up with a $25 Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket from the game.
The Kentucky Lottery asked Ewen if she scratched the ticket off with her siblings, she responded, “Some were there but I had to keep myself calm though to get through the rest of the holidays! As soon as I saw I won, I signed it and hid it!”
Ewen said winning a million dollars isn’t the only shock she’s had recently.
“We just found out we are expecting our fifth child. We’ll be using this money to purchase a bigger house because we’re busting at the seams,” said Ewen. Her mother is recovering from breast cancer and is also living with the family.
She and her husband also plan to start college funds for all the children. “These are things I didn’t think we’d ever be able to do,” Ewen said. “I’m just so grateful.”
Ewen took the cash option amount and after taxes, she walked out with a check worth $553,800.
The winning Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket was purchased at Falls Creek BP in Georgetown. The retailer will receive $7,800 for selling the winning ticket.