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US Powerball winner leaves fiancé in jail, donates to her church instead

Thu 03 Dec 2015, By Patty Reynolds
Powerball winner won't bail out her fiancé from prison anymore

How many times would you, as a lottery jackpot winner, bail out your significant other from danger? In the case of US Powerball winner Marie Holmes, three times is the charm.

In 2014, Marie Holmes hit the jackpot with a $188 million win which instantly transformed her life. But for her fiancé, a convicted drug trafficker, he refused to change and kept treading the same nasty path in life.

Holmes used her millions to bail out Lamarr "Hot Sauce" McDow from jail and she did this multiple times. Now, instead of bailing him out once more from prison, she's decided to use her wealth to donate to the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shallotte, her hometown. In total, Holmes has donated $700 000 to this 130-year old church. Holmes has actually pledged to tithe ten percent of her millions to charitable associations.

To her critics who chastised her for wasting so much money towards her troubled fiancé, she had this to say on social media:

"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."

Among the myriad charges McDow is facing, producing, selling, delivering and possessing heroin is one of many that he may be convicted for. Holmes is done with supporting his wicked ways and her intent to instead support her local church (that she's been going to since she was a little girl) has seen her gain incredible amounts of support from those around her. For those who want to strike it lucky with the US Powerball, we suggest buying a lottery ticket from LottosOnline. Marie never believed that she would win, and now she has enough cash to last her well into retirement and beyond.