When Marie Holmes won the Powerball she tugged on the heartstrings of America declaring how this money would make a new life for her four children. One of her children has cerebral palsy and back then people were thrilled to see a single mother in such need win that Powerball jackpot. That outlook might have changed a bit today.
When she first won the Powerball, Holmes claimed she was using the winnings to move out of an apartment that she shared with seven people and buying a fitting home for her children. She had plans of making a sizable donation to her church and most of all giving her kids the life they deserve.
According to The Spread It on October 23, time has stood still for Holmes, who continues to spend her money bailing her boyfriend out of jail and paying his legal fees, which has so far totaled close to $10 million. She won the Powerball and opted for the lump sum cash payment and after taxes she was awarded $88 million from that winning ticket.
In just a few days of being North Carolina’s newest millionaire, this mom bailed Lamarr McDow out of jail for $3 million dollars. He was first described as her “roommate,” but later reports indicate that the two are engaged.
McDow, whose nickname is “Hot Sauce,” was released on bail while in jail for heroin charges. Then he was arrested again for not following a court-ordered curfew along with illegal weapons and drug charges. That cost Holmes another $6 million in bail money.
According to News Max, Holmes, 31, was also arrested on drug charges when police came to get her boyfriend and smelled marijuana. Three of the kids were at home at the time, but the Family and Children Services didn’t get involved.
While out on bail once again McDow is arrested and put back into jail again on Monday because he had a gun, which is not allowed if you are a convicted felon. This cost her another $10,000, for bail, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the millions she’s already paid in bail, but his legal fees must be astronomical after all these charges.
Holmes is being blasted for spending her money on this man after that heartfelt announcement when first winning. Furious that she’s the butt of chastising on social media, along with a few news shows reporting on her bail spending spree, Holmes takes to Facebook to tell everyone to blantantly mind their own business.
She writes: “What Y’all need to be worried about is Y’all money and not how I spend mine this is benefiting 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.”
It also sounds as it this millionaire mom of four is knee-deep in denial, but it could be that “Hot Sauce” is just getting a bad wrap. He may very well be a proper dad to those four kids one day, even if he has to parent from behind bars?