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Remember 26-year-old North Carolina lottery winner Marie Holmes? She’s the woman who walked away with $88 million after taxes after playing the winning numbers in the North Carolina lottery in February. Holmes, a single mother of four, was living in a trailer with her kids and had just quit two fast food jobs to take care of one of them, who has special needs. So the world cheered when it seemed like Holmes was someone who deserved the money. Well, most of the world. Others sniped that the Black single mother would soon fall prey to fortune hunters and inexperience in handling such a huge amount of money.

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