Black Positive People : How Black Mom of Four Who Won $188M Powerball Plans to Spend the Money

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    How Mom of Four Who Won $188M Powerball Plans to Spend the Money


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    Moms of the world, raise your hands: One of our own has hit the jackpot. Mother of four Marie Holmes reveals that she won $188 million with her Powerball ticket in the $564 million lottery drawing on Wednesday.

    “I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it,” the 26-year-old from Shallotte, North Carolina, told WECT the next day. She added that her reaction gave her son and three girls a real fright. “I was telling my kids that we don’t have to struggle any more, and I was yelling when I did it, so they ran and said I’d scared them.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/how-mom-of-four-who-won-188m-powerball-plans-to-110908278172.html

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    “This is all for them, everything is all for them, all the struggle that I ever went through is all for them,” she said. “They can go to college, all on me and they don’t have to worry about anything…I’m thankful I can bless my kids with something that I didn’t have.”

    But before Holmes starts spending on the house that she wants to buy her brood or open funds for their education and savings she says she plans to pay her tithe — by definition a tenth of one’s income — to her church. “First I’m going to pay my tithe because I wouldn’t have none of it if it wasn’t for God,” she said.

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    Yeah, my wife was just telling me about this story this morning. This is a feel good story for sure.

    Now, watch all of the fake family and friends come out the woodwork:lol:

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    I am HAPPY for her!

    I wish them the best!
     
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    I am happy that she now has time to spend and take care of her children.
     
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    Yep, you must be a hammer personality Bro. Enki, cause you hit the nail right on the head:) ... but not only fake family, thugs too:


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    The Detroit man whose determination to walk more than 20 miles a day to get to and from work inspired an online campaign that raised more than $350,000 for him abruptly moved on Tuesday after telling police that he did not feel safe with his newfound fortune...

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    North Carolina Powerball Winner Claims Third of $564 Million Prize


    Marie Holmes, 26, a single mother of four children ages 9 months to 7-years old, is the state's biggest Powerball winner.

    The $564.1 million jackpot, which has a cash value of $381 million, is the fifth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The jackpot had increased over two months without a winner, starting at $40 million ...

    https://gma.yahoo.com/north-carolin...ion-203623656--abc-news-personal-finance.html

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    :wow: ... over 100 million in taxes, crazy :facepalm:




    How Powerball Winner Marie Holmes Celebrated Her $188M Win


    ... Holmes accepted a check yesterday for $188 million from North Carolina Education Lottery officials. After taxes are taken out of her lump-sum payment of $127 million, Holmes will take home $87.9 million.

    “I still don’t believe it,” Holmes said. “I don’t know when I’m actually going to believe it.”

    Holmes says she plans to travel, put away money for her children’s education and use the money to continue her own education in nursing.

    She also plans to donate money to her church and to organizations associated with cerebral palsy, the neurological disorder that afflicts her 7-year-old son ...

    https://gma.yahoo.com/powerball-win...ase-140951137--abc-news-personal-finance.html

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    She shouldn't have taken the lump sum option. She would get more money long term just taking the yearly checks.





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