Thomas “Red” Cox, has always loved the carnival. So much so that he ran away with a carnival at the age of 17, and began at the bottom of the rung.
He was already managing a carnival in 2008, when he won $1.4 million in the Missouri lottery. He took the lump sum payment of $700k ($500k after taxes) and promptly invested all but a few dollars in new carnival equipment.
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