Really Though? Pastor Sues Powerball Lottery Winner for $10 Million

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Marie Holmes, North Carolina’s $188 million Powerball lottery winner is back in the news again.

Marie Holmes, the North Carolina woman who won $188 million in the powerball lottery, is being sued by local pastor Kevin Matthews for $10 million. Matthews claims he suffered from mental and emotional distress over Holmes allegedly backing out of a verbal agreement.

We look at the controversy surrounding the Powerball jackpot winner on the Lip News with Margaret Howell and Jo Ankier.

Pastor Kevin Matthews says he is experiencing emotional and mental distress due to her backing down from a verbal contract they had regarding $1.5 million to purchase land to build a retreat facility.

“Because of the emotional distress and mental stress, they put me through, I had to start taking more medicine for anxiety and depression due to this situation,” says Pastor Kevin Matthews.

Black America Web reports than in a recent interview with EURweb, Pastor Matthews says: “God led him to her house and he prayed with her.” He later met Holmes and ministered to her on several occasions at her new home. He also said he ministered to three other people at her home, and then he eventually asked her to consider giving him money to purchase land to build a retreat. He gave her three different amounts that he needed ($1 million, $1.5 million and $2 million). After several meetings, she agreed to give him $1.5 million to help purchase land to build a retreat center that he says he had been praying about for years.


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