$188 Million NC Powerball Winner Given Summons For Harassment 

Marie Holmes, the North Carolina mom who won a $188 million Powerball lottery jackpot last year and has spent millions bailing her boyfriend out of jail, now has legal issues of her own.

Holmes, 26, was given a criminal summons this week on charges of making threatening and harassing phone calls to a woman named Lorna Marlowe, according to WECT news.

The phone calls allegedly occurred on Jan. 10, and Marlowe filed a complaint the same day.

According to MyFox8: the summons alleges “Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe and repeatedly called her for the purpose of harassing her.”

After winning the lottery last year, Holmes has become almost a mainstay in the headlines thanks to her efforts to support her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, the father of her youngest child. 


He recently spoke to The Daily Mail about Holmes and why she has no qualms with spending millions to bail him out of jail. McDow is an alleged heroin dealer who has been arrested on charges of illegal drug possession and illegal street racing.

Read more of his interview with The Daily Mail

Holmes, a former McDonald’s employee, is expected to appear in court on Feb. 12. 

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