Financial planners for the next mega-million winner: shut up Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing will be the third largest drawing of any lottery game, ever!
ATLANTA — Renata Smith says some things to keep to yourself.
“It goes from one mouth to the other. So I would keep it very quiet,” Renata said.
Deonte Griffin would tell one person, and one person only. “Call my mom. Call my mom and tell her we’re rich,” Deonte said.
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Both will be very careful if they hit the latest Mega Millions jackpot. 810 million dollars.
The third largest in the history of the game, so the word is mother.
Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen spoke with a financial planner who says if you win the Mega Millions, shut up.
“It’s going to be big news if you let it out. It’s going to become a circus,” said Adam Fuller, a financial planner at Homrich Berg.
Fuller has been in the business for decades. He says that before you tell any of your current friends, you need to recruit new friends.
“Lawyer. CPA. Financial advisor. Make a plan together,” Fuller said.
Renita Smith likes the advice.
He says that kind of money can make a person very popular, and not always in a good way.
“You make a lot of friends that you never had before,” Renata said.
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