In early 2015, Marie Holmes was a single mother working at Wal-Mart to support herself and her four children. Then, she won $188 million in a lotto jackpot—and that's when her life fell into shambles.
Despite Marie spending $21 million of her winnings to bail her fiancé, Lamarr, out of jail on three separate occasions, Lamarr's past caught up with him, and he is due to start serving a federal prison sentence. Marie is devastated to be losing Lamarr, and in an emotional sit-down, she finds the strength to speak her pain so she can begin to move through it before he must report to prison.
Meanwhile, Marie's mother, Fontella, acknowledges that their mother-daughter relationship is strained. The two work to mend their issues, and in the spirit of openness, Fontella makes a huge confession about her true role in Marie's lottery win.
Aired: 22 Oct 2016