Marie Holmes, North Carolina’s $188 million Powerball lottery winner is back in the news again.

This time Holmes is not spending $21 million on bailing her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, out-of-jail for the fourth time or harassing and threatening his side chick, but a pastor is allegedly suing her for $10 million for reneging on a verbal contract.

The 27-year-old mother of two took home a $127 million lump sum payment following her lottery win in February, 2015.

Pastor Kevin Matthews says he is experiencing emotional and mental distress due to her backing down from a verbal contract they had regarding $1.5 million to purchase land to build a retreat facility.

“Because of the emotional distress and mental stress, they put me through, I had to start taking more medicine for anxiety and depression due to this situation,” says Pastor Kevin Matthews.

Holmes’ attorney, Ruth Sheehan, of The Francis Law Firm, said she was not aware of the situation or the lawsuit.

In a recent interview with EURweb, Pastor Matthews says: “God led him to her house and he prayed with her.”

He later met Holmes and ministered to her on several occasions at her new home. He also said he ministered to three other people at her home, and then he eventually asked her to consider giving him money to purchase land to build a retreat. He gave her three different amounts that he needed ($1 million, $1.5 million and $2 million). After several meetings, she agreed to give him $1.5 million to help purchase land to build a retreat center that he says he had been praying about for years.

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160 thoughts on “$188 Million Powerball Winner, Marie Holmes, Allegedly Being Sued by Local Pastor

  1. Ms. Shae on said:

    Instead of him going to pray for her, I Pray that she is praying for him because he needs it. I wonder how many people in his congregation can say that he came out to their home and prayed for them. What we all must understand is that he is a man 1st before he is a so called pastor. I hope the courts make a spectacle of him and put his silly ass on display. Like the other people stated, I hope his church members see this and realize what type of man he is and be gone. And people please realize, money is not the root of all evil, its the greed of people. God made it that we need money to live, to pay for basic necessities. Its the greed of men that make it seem like having money or an excessive amount of money is a bad thing. I can’t wait until I hit the Lotto, I will be waiting for all those idiots disguised as people that will come knocking at my door with their bullcrap scams and sad stories. And I wish a man would knock on my dam door talking about God sent him there to pray for me especially when I am not even a member of his church. As far as the boyfriend, remember he was there b4 the money rather he loves her or not, she loved him. People have to hit reality at their own pace not because everyone says she need to get rid of him because he’s using her. She knows it, her heart just has to get over the hurt and pain and then she can make positive conscious decisions that she will be happy with.

  2. Pastor…sit down! Sit down and shut up!!! You have embarrassed your profession and cast dispersion on pastors everywhere.

    • Amen. He wanted that money for himself, and why would a Pastor go to a single moms home to minister. Where is you Faith Pastor? If your faith is strong as a mustard seed, GOD would have prevailed. You pulpit pimp.

  3. STOPTHEKILLINGS on said:

    PREACHER-YOU WRONG AND YOU KOW WHERE YOU HEADED TO RIGHT? UH YEA, HELL WITH GASOLINE DRAWS ON.
    BOYFRIEND-GIRL THAT AINT YO MAN NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT. HE GOT YOU OUT HERE THROWING YOUR MONEY AWAY ON HIS STUPID A ZZ WHEN YOU SHOULD BE SPENING IT ON YOUR CHILDREN, THE HELL WITH HIM. GIRL YOU GOT BIG MONEY AND YO MAN STILL GOT A SIDE CHICK? THEN HOMEY HE AINT YO MAN, HE JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY. NO MAN IN HIS RIGHT MAN WOULD LET HIS WOMAN THROW AWAY MONEY ON HIS BAD BEHAVIOR, THAT’S LESS MONEY YOU TWO WILL HAVE. OBVIOUSLY HE DOENST GIVE A GOOD HOOT SINCE IT’S NOT HIS MONEY. IT WONT TAKE LONG TO SPEND THAT MONEY, NOT AS LONG AS YOU THINK. ONE DAY YOU GONNA GO TO THE BANK AND YOUR BALANCE WILL BE $20,000 DOLLARS AND YOU WILL BE LOOKING LIKE BUT I JUST HAD MILLIONS, WHERE DID IT ALL GO? AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, $2.00, AND YOU WILL BE BACK IN THE SAME SITUATION YOU WHERE IN BEFORE. #OPENYOUREYES #SHEEPINWOLVESCLOTHING #HEISNOTHATINTOYOU #LOVEYOURSELF #TAKECAREOFYOURCHILDREN

  4. Rick Jones on said:

    the Bible says beware of false prophetsand if he had that much faith and the Lord talked to him and send him to people houses to pray for themwhy he didn’t ask God to give him the winning lotto numbersI beware of jackleg preachershe’s like 27 year old fool

  5. Shame on this so-called preacher. He won’t get a dime from a verbal. This young lady should go somewhere and do some thinking because if she doesn’t she’ll be flat broke and no one will do a thing to help her.
    For the love of money is the root of all evil

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!! IS THIS FOR REAL??? Okay, just in case it’s real…I don’t know what Bible he’s following, but the one Im reading does not say that you’re to be compensated for ministering to people. Also, God didn’t lead him to this woman’s house, his greed did. Unless there was some contact that was signed a certified, she doesn’t owe him a dime. This woman really needs to leave this hick town of losers, boyfriend included.

  7. don’t you have other members in the church sell dinners, yard sells@ do programs at your church you shouldn’t be asking her 4 anything if she wanted 2 give 2 the church she would do so but first of all do she belong 2 your church or is this 4 the church or maybe 4 yourself

    • Lawrence on said:

      I have no idea what your incoherent butchering of the English language means, Delores. Is this what, “keeping it real” means.

      -Holla at the Scholar

  8. ladydayforever on said:

    what a shame this is just the kind of stuff that makes people not want to go to church and worship. the pastor should be on his knees praying for forgiveness instead of taking medication, pray pastor, pray.

  9. A promise of a gift isn’t enforceable until the gift has been completed.
    Not a lawyer but I know the law.
    This lucky young lady needs to leave her past life behind and find a new life for her and her kids far away from this small hick town in NC. Best wishes.

  10. karengriffin on said:

    The coacher roaches show will come out this girl is weak and as far as dat man go his @$# would rott i. Jail please and the pastor REALLY GREED DONT CARE

  11. “God” led him to the recent 128million powerball winner… yeah right
    ‘retreat’ probably means personal vacation home for this greedy scumbag

  12. Oh please. He got some of y’all dumb sheep in his herd right here on this post. If you believe ANY of the bulshi he said you need to be in church.

    Oooh wewee, he’s the true picture of the word “THIRSTY!”

    Ugh~

  13. Mottise on said:

    He is a wolf dressed in sheep clothing. The clothes are exposing him. Repent, for the kingdo of Godis at hand. I would never allow someone like that to be y spiritual leader. Get away quickly.

  14. SAD MF GET YOUR OWN MONEY I HATE A BROKE WAS WOMAN OR MAN . DOING THIS WOMEN LIKE THIS THE SIDE BITCH AND THE PASTOR ARE SUM SAD MF GET OFF YOUR ADS GET YOUR OWN DAMN NONEY

  15. Anyone that is still a member of this so-called pastor’s congregation should flee immediately to any church but his. As to the lottery winner, Marie Holmes, if you or anyone who knows you sees this, get a passport and go to the Cayman Islands, Southern Spain, or Paris. Get away and get busy living for at least 6 months. After that if you decide to let current friends and family back in, so be it but at least you’ll know there’s something out there better in the world than what you’ve been dealing with.

    • Jason, sadly I really believe she will not take your advice.. this poor uneducated women. ..don’t mean to insult her..has made a lot of unwise decisions that will eventually leave her poorer than she was before,and there is no one there to save her from herself or all the vultures circling around her

      • Virginia on said:

        Janet, you might not have meant to insult this woman, but you did. You assumed she wasn’t intelligent, which is different from being poor or uneducated. The article implies that the minister put a lot of pressure on her to give him that money, and we know how persuasive some of these jackleg preachers can be. It also implies that this guy was NOT her pastor, but someone who God “led to her door”. But it looks like this woman has a lawyer who says she’s never heard of this minister or the promise. So, if this lawyer is worth her salt, she’ll have this case thrown out of court very quickly. This “minister” sounds like a crook, AND, he has NO written proof that ANY of this took place. I wonder what legitimate lawyer would take HIS case.????

  16. Let him take you to court Hun he is just after your money, Drop the boyfriend who is also just using you. You and your children move to an area where no one knows who you are, and start a new good life together.

  17. bigboifagan on said:

    When Jesus walk the earth he didn’t do it with a collection plate, now everyone doing thing’s in the name of Jesus because you can add a collection plate, pure devilment pastor snake a bih should be him name

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