Criminal summons filed against NC Powerball winner

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Marie Holmes
Marie Holmes

A Powerball winner from Shallotte in the news recently for bailing out her repeat offender boyfriend, has landed in some legal problems of her own.

Marie Holmes, of Shallotte in Brunswick County, was accused in a criminal summons of threatening another woman, Lorna Marlowe, according to ABC affiliate WWAY.

According to the summons filed by Marlowe, Holmes repeatedly called Marlowe on Jan. 10 and threatened to "inflict bodily harm."

The summons cites two offenses: threatening phone call and harassing phone call.

Holmes made headlines with the string of arrests of her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, 31, known as "Hot Sauce," for drug-related charges.

Lamarr Andre McDow
Brunswick County Jail

McDow has been arrested several times before and after Holmes hit the jackpot. Most recently, Holmes bailed out McDow on New Year's Day after he was held on a $12 million bond.

Holmes won a share of the Feb. 11, 2015, Powerball jackpot worth $564 million. There were three winning tickets sold nationally for that drawing. Marie Holmes' share was $127 million after opting for a lump-sum payment. The after-tax winnings were $87.9 million.

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