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NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church

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Posted: November 29, 2015, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

She already spent 9 mil on Hot Sauce (I prefer the Tabasco Chipotle myself) which is probably doing as much good as donating to a church.  So I say she has more than fulfilled that promise already.

That's funny, I was thinking the same thing.lol

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    Posted: November 29, 2015, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

    Yep, you're right. When i saw the Ch, i assume she said church. Usually when people speak of titheing they speak of giving 10% to their church.

    I'll tell you now that I'd give 10% to my church, but I would mean my church body. Not one individual church structure. Which is why I had to point this out because I don't want anyone calling me a hypocrite. My personal church does a lot for their community and the young people. They help pay for their education and distribute school supplies but they wouldn't need $9 million to do that. The church body/organization does that on a larger and international scale, so they could use that $9 million.

    I can't think of any reason a single church would need $9 million. I saw that a Catholic church just spent $175 million to renovate a church in NY for the pope's visit. Boy did that piss me off. The only time a church should spend that kind of money on a structure is if every single person in their parish has a home, has food, and has a job. Otherwise that money was poorly spent.

    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

    The odds are about the same.

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      Posted: November 29, 2015, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

      I'll tell you now that I'd give 10% to my church, but I would mean my church body. Not one individual church structure. Which is why I had to point this out because I don't want anyone calling me a hypocrite. My personal church does a lot for their community and the young people. They help pay for their education and distribute school supplies but they wouldn't need $9 million to do that. The church body/organization does that on a larger and international scale, so they could use that $9 million.

      I can't think of any reason a single church would need $9 million. I saw that a Catholic church just spent $175 million to renovate a church in NY for the pope's visit. Boy did that piss me off. The only time a church should spend that kind of money on a structure is if every single person in their parish has a home, has food, and has a job. Otherwise that money was poorly spent.

      That's a good point about giving to church structure instead of one church. I thought about doing something similiar if I had won. I would spread it out between church organizations so the money is put to good use by reputable groups.

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        Posted: November 29, 2015, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

        Would have been historic if she gave $9 mil to Churches that deserved & needed it, and a permanent parting gift to " Hot Sauce"  for $700K.Then moving as far away as possible from Mr Repeat Offender and the last words he ever hears from Ms Holmes spoken to him are " Bye Bye Felicia."

        People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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          Posted: November 29, 2015, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

          I'm sure the church appreciates the donation.

          Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

          “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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            Posted: November 29, 2015, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

            Well done girl!!!.

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              Posted: November 29, 2015, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

              Would have been historic if she gave $9 mil to Churches that deserved & needed it, and a permanent parting gift to " Hot Sauce"  for $700K.Then moving as far away as possible from Mr Repeat Offender and the last words he ever hears from Ms Holmes spoken to him are " Bye Bye Felicia."

              Precisely.

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                Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                I'm trying to get it thru everyone's head that if you put up a bond for someone when they show up for court they get their money back. But what she gave to the church is tax deductible? So there is a possibility that she hasn't in reality spent a dime yet. We will see what the IRS says at the end of the year? If she doesn't get interest on the 9 mil. that will be tax deductible also. I think the federal government and the state has already got theirs? What it looks like is the county wants some too. Plus isn't a man innocent until proven guilty? The lawyers and her are not as dumb as y'all think!

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                  Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I feel a little sorry for this mislead young lady, because, it looks like every one in her surroundings have found a "SUGAR MOMMA" in her, including Brunswick County which has profited the most.

                  • Don't feel sorry for her until you get all the facts? I don't think that a woman that used to work 3 jobs is surrounded by drug addicts and shady people, and especially since her win. I would be willing to bet she has talked to all the right people she needs to. And if your love one got in a bind would you desert them? You did get one thing right the county wants theirs! 
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                    Posted: November 30, 2015, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                    She promised to pay her tithe to the church which is 10% of her winnings. If she took home 88 million, shouldn't that have been about 9 million?

                    "I can't think of any reason a single church would need $9 million."

                    Because there are people in Africa who haven't heard of jesus. And apparently they're all in places that don't have any kind of airline service, but are close to an airport with a 6000' runway.

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                      Posted: November 30, 2015, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                      $700,000 to a church? That money could be used for bail!

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                        Posted: November 30, 2015, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                        It certainly took Marie Holmes long enough to give to anyone other than "Hotsauce " ..good for her .Im sure the church really appreciates it and i hope its used wisely.

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                          Posted: November 30, 2015, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                          You can take the lottery winner out of the hood but you can't... well you get it.

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                            Posted: November 30, 2015, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                            "backwoods, ga"???...enough said!

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                              Posted: November 30, 2015, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                              Most lottery winners are poor white...well you know what i mean!!!