Powerball winner Marie Holmes, who won $188 million from the jackpot, is believed to have posted bail with the help of a bail bonds service for her fiance a second time for $6 million.
The 26-year-old mother of four made headlines back in February for being one of three winners in the $564 million powerball jackpot. The February jackpot was the third largest in Powerball history and the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The North Carolina resident had previously paid $3 million in bonds for her fiance, Lamarr McDow, who was serving time for charges of heroin trafficking with the intent to manufacture, sell and distribute. He was released in March, a few weeks after her big jackpot win.
However, in July police arrived at their home in Brunswick County to arrest McDow for violating the terms of his curfew agreement. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has recently confirmed that a man in jail under $6 million bond has been released. A spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office said a bondsman from a 24 hour bail bonds company posted bond for McDow, who was released with a GPS monitoring device.
Though bondsmen are not obligated to reveal who paid them to do so, Holmes responded aggressively to critics on WWAY TV’s Facebook page:
“What Y’all need to be worried about is Y’all money and not how I spend mine this is benefitting Y’all how? And no he’s no drug dealer or user but who are Y’all to judge anybody? I will definitely pray for Y’all because it’s much need…they talked about Jesus so I’m not surprised Y’all are talking about me but be blessed though.”