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Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series

By Ben Hooper
Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series
Marie Holmes, a $188 million Powerball winner, is slated to appear on OWN's "Iyanla: Fix My Life" after spending more than $20 million of her winnings bailing her boyfriend out of jail. Screenshot: WWAY-TV

BOLIVIA, N.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series.

Marie Holmes, who won a $188 Powerball jackpot in 2015, made headlines when she spent more than $20 million of her newfound fortune bailing her boyfriend, Lamar "Hot Sauce" McDow, out of jail on multiple occasions.

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The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Holmes is slated to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life in September. The network said Holmes recorded her interview with self-help guru Iyanla Vanzant just 48 hours before McDow was slated to report for a 10 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug charges.

OWN said the interview will see Vanzant attempt "to help Marie cope with her new fortune before she loses it all."

Holmes' lotto winnings have also been put to good use in the form of buying school supplies for 300 children and making a $680,000 donation to the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Brunswick County.

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