*Marie Holmes is the North Carolina mother of four who won $188 million in the state’s lottery, and soon after, she made headlines once more for using her winnings to bail her drug dealing loser fiancé, Lamar McDow, out of jail multiple times.
Iyanla Vanzant was somewhere at home watching the drama uphold and sighing and side-eyeing Marie like the rest of us. So she offered intervene and help the young woman “fix her life” and save her fortune.
For (tonight’s) Oct 22 episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” Vanzant works with Holmes whose life is in shambles after winning $188 million in a lotto jackpot. She spent millions to bail her Lamar out of jail, and with his 10-year sentence just 48 hours away, Iyanla helps Marie cope with her life before she loses it all.
Check out a few clips from the episode below.
Holmes was a Wal-Mart worker struggling to care for her four children; the next day, she was a multimillionaire. After winning $188 million in the lottery in 2015, Marie’s life changed drastically — and not all of it has been good. Watch the clip below as Iyanla delivers the truth that Marie must acknowledge if she is to make the transition from “poor” to “wealthy.”
CLIP: The Truth That a Struggling Lotto Winner Must Face to Adjust to Her New Life
In the clip below, viewers learn that ever since Holmes won $188 million in the Powerball lottery, she has spent her money seemingly without the thought and care that expensive purchases require, from bailing her fiance out of jail three times, burning through $21 million of her newfound fortune, to buying an entire business for her fiance to run. As Iyanla guides Marie through an exercise at her home — a sprawling plantation in North Carolina — it becomes clear to the life coach that Marie’s real problem is maturity, not money.
CLIP: Iyanla Helps a Lottery Winner Feel the True Weight of Her Financial Burdens
Holmes may be a 27-year-old mother of four, but the decisions she has made after winning $188 million in the lottery last year reflect a clear lack of maturity. In her efforts to help Marie get her life back on track, Iyanla sits down with Marie’s mother, Fontella, for a candid conversation about the guidance Marie really needs.
Peep the clip below:
CLIP: One Mother’s Role in Her Lotto-Winning Daughter’s Poor Financial Decisions
Despite spending $21 million of her lottery winnings to bail her fiance out of jail, mother of four Marie Holmes must now face the fact that her partner, Lamarr, is leaving to serve his federal prison sentence. Lamarr’s impending incarceration is devastating to Marie, who, with Iyanla’s help, learns how an unresolved issue from her past is contributing to her current circumstances.
Watch the clip below:
CLIP: A Lotto Winner with a Prison-Bound Fiance Gets at the Root of Her Pain
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” airs Saturdays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) on OWN.