Yesha Callahan

Powerball Winner Blows Money on Boyfriend’s Bail…Again

Marie Holmes/WSBTV Atlanta

Marie Holmes/WSBTV Atlanta

Man, I’m not one to tell people what to do with their money. But something has to be said about a woman who continually bails her boyfriend out of jail.

Marie Holmes, the North Carolina woman who won $88, 000,000 in the Powerball, has spent $9 million to keep her boyfriend out of jail. Last week, Holmes posted a $12,000,000 bond for her boyfriend Lamarr ‘Hot Sauce’ McDow. 

McDow, aka “Hot Sauce,”  was arrested in 2014 on heroin trafficking charges, and  Holmes paid a $3 million bond to have him released.

Then he was arrested this past July for not following his curfew requirements. That was another $6 million Holmes paid. Then he was arrested for having a gun as a felon, and there goes another $10,000.

Finally, Holmes was most recently arrested for violating his pre-trial release agreement when he was caught drag racing.

Marie, if you’re reading this. Can I please get a loan? Since you like throwing money away. Thanks!

  1. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    I wish a condition for winning the lottery was a mandatory trust fund for any minor children.

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply


      The lottery is the poor man’s tax. You don’t believe it. Let there be a dip in lottery sales. Watch how States and the Powerball organization generate ad campaigns to encourage poor people to throw money down the drain. Anyone buying lottery tickets is throwing money down the drain, but if you are lucky you might win. The lottery is BS no matter how you spend it.

  2. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    Loving those who don’t love us back is a disease that many women with a low self esteem have. If this man truly loved her, he wouldn’t keep committing offences & making her to bail him out

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply

      @Queen Ekuba

      ironic part is she has(had) money. If she wanted love so bad she could have left dude in jail and bought a boyfriend.

      • January 6, 2016 - Reply


        Ikr? As they say, we crave what we shouldn’t have. With her money she could buy 3 male models but she prefers this basic thug

  3. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    I don’t think people quite understand how bail works.
    When you post bail for someone, if they show up for court, you get your money back. I haven’t seen a single story about this guy jumping bail and her LOSING her bail money, so it appears that she’s wasted ZERO dollars on bail.
    Bashing this woman is becoming stupid. She won the Powerball. Nothing else changed. So you can expect that her associations wouldn’t change initially. I don’t like that, but it’s the truth. But as far as spending money, if we’re not bashing other rich people who buy things that are unwise, like top shelf liquor, fancy cars, fancy clothes and jewelry, why are we bashing this woman?

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply


      Correction, everytime he has violated his bail she forfeits 10 percent of the total bail amount. Plus the reason his bail keeps getting so high is because its doubled with every violation or re-arrest.

      • January 6, 2016 - Reply


        She forfeits ten percent of the total bail amount? Isn’t that 10 percent what you pay for a bail bondsman as a fee? But if she’s putting up her own money, she should get all her money back, shouldn’t she?

  4. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    Wasting money on a loser. ?

  5. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    1. I fully believe the state is surveilling this man to siphon as much of the lotto money from them as “legally” possible. $3MM on drug charges seems excessive. Murderers and pedophiles get less than that. Plus the details of his subsequent “violations” sound weak too (search warrants based on smelling marijuana? possession charges for a gun in HER house registered in HER name? let’s get serious). This reeks of conspiracy to seize property.

    2. There is never an issue that garners as much concern trolling as when a black woman lives her life on her terms. Suddenly everybody is “concerned about her kids’ education and welfare” yet thousands of kids are growing up just like Ethan Couch, with rich parents who pay to absolve them of all responsibilities so what’s the difference? Because Ms Holmes is a black woman she’s only allowed to be a perfect lotto recipient even though that ticket did not come with a crash course in wealth management.

    3. I think the real reason people have a problem with this woman is that they think she doesn’t “deserve” to win, but the fact is NO ONE deserves lottery winnings. It’s a game of chance and how she chooses to spend her money is her business. If she spends it all on court fees she’ll just end up back at square one where everybody thinks she should be anyway so let’s call this what it really is: a buncha jealous folks resenting the fact that a buncha money fell in a woman’s lap that they normally would look down on.

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply


      Yes ma’am!!! I agree with points 1, 2, and 3 fully.

    • January 6, 2016 - Reply


      1 – I agree. They are too stupid to see this.

      2 – her kids will be the black community’s problem b/c that’s who they will commit crimes against. Damn right I’m concerned when someone has the ability to not create parasitic monsters. I won’t be around, but some of your friends and family surely can’t move away from idiots like these.

      3 – I don’t do lottery, but this money is being wasted. No, she wouldn’t be the only one. C’est la vie.

      • January 7, 2016 - Reply


        Her kids have BEEN the black community’s problem for seven years. They didn’t BECOME our problem after she won this money. That’s how I know folks are FOS when they claim the kids are their main concern. Folks are acting like they out here marching for children’s rights knowing good and well they would still have a problem with her even if she had no kids.

  6. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    She won her money via a lottery. People among both sides of this issue have made great points. I have a nuisanced view on this issue. One side is right that she can go out with another person if she wants too. The other side is right that she is a grown woman and her relationship choices are her own business. My advice is that the Sister should continue to live her life with discernment and my advice to the man is that he needs to get his life together. I won’t be shocked if authorizes are targeting him for various reasons, but he can’t take the bait. There is no excuse for these types of offenses. He has to end his own evil actions, pay his debt with society, and move forward with his life. Sometimes, a person needs to hit rock bottom to see reality. This man may have to experience no bail if he continues on his evil ways in order for him to wake up. The Sister does need best wishes and great inspiration.

  7. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    I wish this sister had Suzy Orman and Oprah in her life. She needs guidance someone wise to counsel her. No kidding I hope she has a financial planner and possibly maybe a lawyer.

  8. January 6, 2016 - Reply

    Self love is the best love. I mean she beat the odds by wining the lottery and she is wasting her money, time and energy on a dude that doesn’t deserve it. LOVE yourself first. But oh well, it is her life and her choices.

    • January 7, 2016 - Reply


      I know but like I said up thread I hate to see sisters with trifling dudes especially the kind she is involved with. But it’s her life.

  9. January 7, 2016 - Reply

    In addition to her boyfriend committing crimes, the police (and others) are going always keep a watchful eye on somebody with THAT much money. She truly needs a wake-up call.

    Somebody get Iyanla!

    • January 7, 2016 - Reply


      I was thinking the same she needs help.

  10. January 7, 2016 - Reply

    I hate to see sisters with trifling losers.

  11. January 7, 2016 - Reply

    Erm no amount of good dick is worth you wasting your money over girl, drop the fool.

  12. January 7, 2016 - Reply

    Hot sauce is a dumb ass name for a grown man. She has too much loyalty and devotion for a man who keeps f*****g up and he’s too dumb to see what’s going on. Maybe the state will name a jail cell after them or something.

  13. January 7, 2016 - Reply

    If she wants to be a fool, go right ahead. I’m not mad at you. But don’t look at me when you are in need.

  14. January 13, 2016 - Reply

    Why is his bail that high? Black women are not responsible for black men’s finances as a default. WTH. BTW, She’s a dummy.

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