Criminal summons dismissed against NC Powerball winner

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Marie Holmes

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. — A criminal summons has been dismissed against Marie Holmes, the $188 million Powerball winner from North Carolina, according to WECT.

The summons was dropped when the woman who accused Holmes of making threatening and harassing phone calls failed to appear in court Friday.

According to WECT, the summons alleged that Holmes threatened to “inflict bodily harm” on Lorna Marlowe.

Holmes made headlines last year in connection to her boyfriend, Lamarr McDow, who has his own share of legal troubles. She was also charged with drug possession in July 2015.

Holmes won $188 million after buying one of three winning Powerball tickets on Feb. 23, 2015.