In February 2015, Marie Holmes had one of three Power-ball tickets worth $564 million. She opted for the lump sum of $127 million, which was approximately $88 million after taxes.
Pastor Kevin Matthews says he is experiencing emotional and mental distress due to her backing down from a verbal contract they had regarding $1.5 million to purchase land to build a retreat facility.
“I had to start taking more medicine for anxiety and depression due to this situation,” says Pastor Kevin Matthews.
According to Matthews, he provided prayer to Holmes and several others at her house and he casually mentioned that he has been praying for land to build a retreat center and he asked the young mother if she would consider helping out. Supposedly they both agreed to the $1.5 million although there was no paperwork or written agreement regarding their conversation.