Winner of $188 Million Powerball Posts $6 Million Bail for Jailed Boyfriend

Powerball winner Marie Holmes, who won $188 million from the jackpot, is believed to have posted bail 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.  

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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 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.”

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Source: WWay TV3

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