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'Neon' win brightens Walnut Ridge man's life

Thomas Ray Swindle and his girlfriend, Janet, collect his prize. (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery) Thomas Ray Swindle and his girlfriend, Janet, collect his prize. (Source: Arkansas Scholarship Lottery)
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

A Lawrence County man's future is a little brighter after a $5 investment in "neon."

Thomas Ray Swindle of Walnut Ridge won $100,000 playing the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Neon 50X instant game.

Swindle bought his winning ticket at the Flash Market on Southwest Front Street in his hometown.

He said he plans to pay off a few bills with the prize.

The store could also be a winner. It’s eligible for a $1,000 retailer bonus.

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