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

  1. This is a pimp in the pulpit .. Satan uses so call men to tear the church up!! God don’t operate like that and True Men of God don’t try to swindle people out of money

  2. This man should be there to help this young lady,not take advantage of her she has enough people coming at her with wrong motives. He should soul search and stop this and if not everyone at that church should find somewhere else to worship

  3. If she was a church member, she was supposed to give 10% of that money for her tithes. That meant that her pastor should have gotten $12.7 million, not $1.5 million. What kind of dumb a** christian is she that she didn’t know this? How can you shame your pastor like that? You will not be blessed!

  4. Amen again to the 10th power. Girl take you and your kids and move very quietly. Next time you win big or with anything else, keep your mouth shut. This is why you don’t tell people everything. Friends included

  5. Rudy Lozano on said:

    If it’s God will pray about if it happens it happens God did not intend for this knucklehead to sue this lady for his Glory God was never involved, this bird brain his intentions were never good shame on him give me a break unbelievable

    • This is not a man of God. He’s a liar and a swindler. He needs to be defrockef for he’s doing. He’s a disgrace to his congregation. And gives a horrible name to true bible believing Christians everywhere. This is what keeps people away from churches. But from ive neen learning so far, a church is not a building it’s the people in it. And so far from this story that pastor is a crack in the foundation of that church.

  6. P Schultz on said:

    I have seen the worst people on earth masquerading as so called Christians just to take advantage of others. People need to stop worshipping this false religion they call Christianity.

  7. BOBBY BROWN on said:

    Please stop making the body of Christ look bad, from every angle from all positions of leadership. Let God will be done and lets show AGAPE LOVE TOWARDS THIS YOUNG LADY and her family, let’s pray and seek God’s Face

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