Powerball winner's boyfriend out of Brunswick Co. jail on $12M bond

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Saturday, January 2, 2016
Lamarr McDow
Lamarr McDow
Credit: Brunswick County Detention Center

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina Powerball winner's boyfriend is out of the Brunswick County jail again after posting a $12 million bond.

ABC11 affiliate WWAY News said Marie Holmes' boyfriend Lamarr McDow, 31, was arrested for violating his pretrial release for previous drug-related charges.

A spokesperson said McDow posted his bail around 12:45 a.m. on New Year's Day. It was not revealed if Holmes' funded his bail.

McDow has been arrested several times before and after Holmes hit the jackpot.

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McDow was arrested in Nov. 2014 on heroin charges and held under a $3 million bond. Prosecutors say Holmes bonded him out in March just one week after her lottery win.

In late October, McDow was arrested under a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Read more from WWAY here.

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