Financial planners to the next mega million winner: shut up

Renata Smith says you should keep some things 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 only one person. ‘Call my mother. Call my mother and tell her we’re rich,’ Deonte said.

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They will both be very careful when they win the latest Mega Millions jackpot. $810 million dollars.

Third largest in the history of the game, so mom is the word.

Channel 2 Berndt Petersen spoke to a financial planner who says if you win the Mega Millions you should be quiet.

“It’s going to be big news when you get it out there. It’s going to be a circus,” said Homrich Berg’s financial planner Adam Fuller.

Fuller has been in the business for decades. He says that before you tell any of your current friends, you should hire new friends.

“Attorney. CPA. Financial advisor. Make a plan together,” Fuller said.

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Renita Smith likes the advice.

She says that kind of money can make someone very popular, and not always in a good way.

“You’ll get a lot of friends you’ve never had before,” Renata said.

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