A North Carolina mother of four who won a $188million Powerball lottery jackpot in February has used $21million of her earnings to bail her boyfriend out of jail.

On top of the bond expenses, it appears that Marie Holmes has also paid approximately an additional $1,470,000 in fees she will never get back after posting bond for her live-in boyfriend, 31-year-old Lamarr McDow. The non-refundable fee paid to bail bondsmen is at least seven per cent, which for Holmes, hits about $1,470,000.

Holmes, of Shallotte, bailed McDow out of jail for the third time since March early Friday morning after posting his $12million bond following an arrest for violating a pre-trial release agreement for prior heroin-related charges, according to WECT.

McDow was required to wear an ankle bracelet under the terms of his pre-trial release which puts him under house arrest. He is allowed to go to work, to church on Sundays, to the doctor and to court.

GPS monitoring showed that McDow violated the terms of the agreement, according to Lt Steve Lanier with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes, of Shallotte, North Carolina, won the lottery in February and accepted a lump-sum payment of $188million

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