Criminal summons dismissed against Powerball winner

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

BOLIVIA, N.C. (WTVD) -- A criminal summons has been dismissed against the $188 million Powerball winner from North Carolina.

WECT reports the summons against Marie Holmes of Brunswick County was dropped when the woman who pursued a charge against her didn't appear in court. Lorna Marlowe had accused Holmes of making threatening and harassing calls on Jan. 19.

The criminal summons charged that Holmes threatened to "inflict bodily harm" on Marlowe. It also stated Holmes called Marlowe to harass her.

Holmes' attorney represented her in court Friday.

Holmes provided one of the three winning tickets on Feb. 23, 2015, and was presented a $188 million check. She chose to receive the lump sum payout worth approximately $127 million, or nearly $88 million after taxes.

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