“We all pitch in money together for the tickets,” Ewen told WHAS. “I put together a Saran wrap ball with scratch-off tickets and other items. It’s just a lot of fun and laughs.”
The fun really began when Ewen wound up with a $25 Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket, the television station reported. She scratched the ticket, but kept quiet after she realized she had won the big prize.
Ewen decided to take the cash option and will clear $553,800 after taxes, WHAS reported.
The money will come in handy, since Ewen is expecting her fifth child.
“We’ll be using this money to purchase a bigger house because we’re busting at the seams,” Ewen told the television station.
Ewen also said she and her husband will start college funds for all of their children.