NEW LONDON, Mo. — A 53-year-old traveling carnival manager who has a home in New London wins $1.4 million jackpot in the Missouri Lottery.
Thomas Cox matched all six numbers in the Dec. 10 Lotto drawing. The Missouri Lottery said Thursday that Cox bought the winning ticket at Abel’s Quik Stop in New London.
Cox chose to take the winnings in one lump-sum payment of $700,000. After taxes are withheld, he will receive a check for $497,000.
Cox says he’ll pay some bills and save for his three children to go to college.
Abel’s Quik Stop will receive a check for $14,000.
Cox works for carnival operator Wade Shows, but spends a few months each winter at his home in New London.