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North Carolina Powerball winner posts third bond of $12 million for delinquent boyfriend in a year

January 2, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
North Carolina Powerball winner posts third bond of $12 million for delinquent boyfriend in a year

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The winner of a $188 million Powerball jackpot in North Carolina posted a third bond, taking the total amount of bail money she has posted for her boyfriend, who can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble, to $21 million.

Powerball winner Marie Holmes, who received an $88 million lump sum payment after taxes in February, got her boyfriend out of jail on a $12 million dollar bail package on Friday.

Police arrested Lamar (Hot Sauce) McDow, 31, Saturday, for the second time in a week for setting up a drag race. According to WECT, McDow was first arrested Tuesday for violating the terms of his pre-trial release on earlier charges of heroin trafficking.

After Holmes won the Powerball in February, she posted a $3 million bail for McDow, who is her live-in boyfriend. She later got him released on a $6 million bond in August, and she bailed him out again in October.

McDow is a known gang member, who Investigators in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office say conspired to arrange a street race that saw two Corvettes going about 100 mph Saturday night.

His repeated arrests have led the bonds to skyrocket because the amount doubles when a defendant violates the rules of the pre-trial release.

Bail bondsmen usually collect a 10% non-refundable fee of the total bond amount, which means te 27-year-old Holmes has paid a total of $1,470,000 in fees she will never get back.

Officials in the sheriff’s office told the TV station McDow’s latest arrest happened when their GPS monitoring system showed him at a location other than the ones he’s allowed in — namely his home, work, church, doctor or court.

Holmes could not be reached for comment.

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