Were you prepared to call your boss to say you won’t be returning to work? While the rest of us have to keep punching the time clock, Marie Holmes’ life has changed for the better and she deserves it.
Via Hello Beautiful
Holmes is one of three winners of Wednesday’s Powerball, adding $188 million to her bank account. Holmes is an unemployed mother of four and one of those children has cerebral palsy. Holmes’ story sounds like many lower middle class stories of struggle–she was working at Wal-Mart and McDonald’s but needed to quit to take care of her children and now, she never has to work again if she so chooses. She said the first thing she’s going to do with the money is tithe because, as she puts it, “I wouldn’t have none of it if it wasn’t for God.”
The Shallotte, NC 26-year-old lottery winner told local news, “I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it,” Holmes explained with a noticeable grin. The mother of four said she screamed after the winning numbers were drawn Wednesday night and ran and told her kids. “They said I scared them,” Holmes joked.
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