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$188 Million Lottery Winner Receives Criticism for How She's Spent Her Money Following Her Win


Marie Holmes' life completely changed when she won $188 million from the Powerball lottery. Unfortunately things have taken a negative turn for the mother of four.



Holmes, who used to worked at McDonald’s and Walmart but quit her job to care for her children, said she was in the process of looking for a new job when she won the lottery. The $188 million meant a new life for the 26-year-old and her children.

Recently Holmes has been critizied for reportedly being behind her fiancé's release on $3 million bond, weeks after she won the jackpot.

Holmes responded to critics on Facebook saying:
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.” 
Her fiancé, Lamarr McDow, was charged with crimes including trafficking heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin.

WWAYTV reports that Holmes was recently cited with possession of marijuana. BCSO spokeswoman Emily Flax said the drug charges came after investigators Holmes' home to arrest  Lamarr McDow for violating the terms of his release in March on a $3 million bond. Flax said deputies smelled marijuana when they got to the home and got a search warrant. They deputies found marijuana and a gun they say belongs to McDow.

McDow returned to jail but was released on a $6 million bond. He was released with a GPS monitoring device.

Watch Holmes' story below.

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