Powerball winner spends more than $20 million bailing out boyfriend

Powerball Winner Spends Millions Bailing Out Boyfriend
Powerball Winner Spends Millions Bailing Out Boyfriend

With the highest jackpot in Powerball history up for grabs, people across the country are happily dreaming about how they might spend the estimated $700 million prize.

Chances are most aren't dreaming of spending millions to bail someone out of jail, but that's just what 2015 winner Marie Holmes has done since winning.

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The mother of four won $188 million Powerball prize last year. She started off by spending a good chunk of the money on church donations and her children's education -- or so she said.

We also know she spent at least $21 million of her winnings -- so far -- bailing out her boyfriend, Lamarr "Hot Sauce" McDow.

She's dipped into her winnings to help her boyfriend three different times, according to the Daily Mail.

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His charges have included heroin trafficking, violating pre-trial release after being caught in a house with guns during a police raid, and most recently conspiring to arrange a street race.

"Hot sauce," who is the father of her youngest child, told the Daily Mail, "This is what people do for each other. She has the money and she can do what she wants with it."

"If I had that money then I would do the same for her," he also promised.