We are all dreaming about winning the BILLION dollar Mega Million jackpot tonight, but if you are lucky enough to score it, do you know what to do?

Let's take a look at what you should do right away if you are the one to hit the Mega Millions jackpot.

For starters, you want to protect the winning ticket. If you get all of the winning numbers on your ticket, you need to sign the back of it immediately, then secure the winning ticket.

If you have a safe at home, place your winning ticket in it, but before that, it may be wise to even take a photo of the ticket, front and back, for extra measures.

Secondly, you will want to contact a lawyer or financial adviser immediately. You will want to plan your next step, even before claiming the prize.

Mega Millions Prize Passes $1 Billion
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Next, you DO NOT want to tell anyone about your winnings, which includes close family members.

Also, the last thing you want to do is advertise what you just won on social media. Don't set yourself up, keep quiet and plan your next step. Some even suggest not answering your phone and plan on changing your contact information.

Something else to keep in consideration if you will the Mega Millions jackpot is to contain any temptations. Yes, you will have the money to get anything you want, but avoid splurging right away.

Too often we hear how the lottery ruined someone's life, well that's because they didn't manage their winnings

With all of that said, if you are playing Mega Millions tonight best of luck and have some fun. And by that, I mean, dream big and cross your fingers later tonight.

The estimated jackpot for tonight's Mega Million drawing has surpassed the BILLION DOLLAR mark.


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