Nightly News | August 16, 2012
>>> millions of people went to bed dreaming of it last night and today that giant powerball jackpot dream is a reality for one very lucky person in michigan . nbc's kevin tibbles went out today on the trail of that big winner.
>> reporter: on the trail of the newest powerball multi-millionaire in lapeer , michigan about an hour's drive north of detroit.
>> reporter: are you the lucky winner?
>> no. you have to buy a ticket to win.
>> no i'm not the winner.
>> you'd be the last person i'd call.
>> reporter: come on. it may not be them but chances are someone in this town of 9,000 is $337 million richer making them a very lucky lapeerite.
>> one of our local car dealers had this is lovely lapeer and we might have to change it to lucky lapeer .
>> reporter: the ticket was bought here at the local sun dlchlt oco but the buyer remains anonymous. you look like a winner to me.
>> i feel like i am but that's it.
>> reporter: michigan lottery law says the winner must come forward though they have a year and at the book sale outside the public library they've got their fingers crossed.
>> if i win i'd give it to charity.
>> the people who live here getting calls from all over the world. are you the winner?
>> are you the winner?
>> reporter: here in lucky lapeer folks are just hoping the powerball power player stays in town to give the economy a much needed shot in the arm. kevin tibbles, nbc news, lapeer , michigan .