When a woman from North Carolina won the Powerball lottery, she thought all her worries would vanish. Little did she know, her pastor was suing her for 10 million dollars, as reported by Shareable.
Marie Holmes won 188 million in the North Carolina Powerball Lottery. The mother of four opted to take a lump sum of 127 million after struggling to pay her bills and working several jobs to make ends meet.
Kevin Mathews, a pastor at a local church, had given spiritual help and counseling to Holmes and both had a verbal agreement that Holmes would give the church a generous donation to help Mathews buy land.
Holmes and Matthews had originally planned to work together to buy land to build a retirement home. Matthews had requested 1-2 million dollars from Holmes to facilitate the deal.
Holmes paid Matthews $700,000 to go towards the purchase of the land, but Matthews felt that his verbal agreement with Holmes gave him the right to request more money. So, he decide to sue Holmes for more.
“The end result…I just want her to do what she said she would,” Matthews said according to Centric TV. “I want peace and manifest what God asked me to do. I want her to do what she said she would do. I feel I am God’s Warrior and people need to take responsibility.”
Matthews added that he had to increase his anti depression medication as well as other medications as a result of his disagreements with Holmes.
“I am surprised and believe that a third party came to convince her to do what she did.” Matthews wonders if perhaps it was her aunt, who was named Chief Executive of one of Holmes’ funds, who was behind Holmes’ change of heart regarding the agreement between them.
Holmes felt stressed after being held responsible for the land Matthews wanted to purchase as well as posting bond for her boyfriend several times.
According to a report from Black Web America, Holmes had saved almost 21 million dollars to keep Lamar McDow from landing in prison.
She also purchased a home for her mother in Seattle, Washington and a business her fiancé would run.
Iyanla Vanzant from “Fix My Life” took charge of Holmes’ transition from poor to rich.
“It’s my intention to teach Marie that her problem had nothing to do with being rich, but rather of maturity, self respect and dignity,” Iyanla said.