So what if you win the Mega Millions jackpot? ‘Keep your mouth shut,’ suggests lottery official

So what if you win the Mega Millions jackpot? ‘Keep your mouth shut,’ suggests lottery official
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since late July. (KTXL/CNN)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - There is another humongous Mega Millions jackpot in the works.

Chip Polson with the Kentucky Lottery joined the Rob Williams Anytime podcast this week to discuss how a person should handle a big win, should they be so lucky. His main advice?

“Keep your mouth shut,” he said. “Don’t start telling everybody that you’ve won the lottery.”

You can listen to the full conversation below:

In Kentucky, Polson said, winners can choose to not have a news conference or do any publicity. He says keeping a low profile is a wise move. Polson said when you have a little piece of paper worth so much in your hand, it’s a good idea to keep it on the down low at least until everything is confirmed and lottery officials conduct all of their security measures.

“You don’t want to broadcast that you’ve got (the winning ticket) to a lot of people,” he said.

There will be another Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night.

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