Nightly News | November 29, 2012
>>> so if you didn't win the powerball, you may be curious about who did, there are two big winning tickets and the second largest jackpot in american history , in missouri and arizona , more from dearborn , missouri , where one of the tickets was sold. cary, also curious about the secret code imbed ed in the numbers.
>> reporter: very interesting, one ticket was sold here at this gas station , the other in arizona . now, so far the identities of people who bought the tickets are yet to be revealed in this, the largest powerball jackpot in u.s. history . in tiny dearborn , missouri , where just about everybody knows everybody, the question is, was it one of their own who bought a powerball ticket at the local market.
>> very exciting, we never, ever thought we would sell the winning ticket, and here it is, we did.
>> reporter: folks in this farming community off interstate 70 are now trying to figure out if the winners were figured out a certain way. dearborn is home of the royals baseball team . those winning lottery numbers? they match the hall of famers, brett, leonard, the powerball was wilson, the one outliar, bo jackson , the first athlete to be named an all-star in two major american sports , baseball and football. number two, gubisa, announcer, heard the theory all day.
>> i hope it is because they like the six in kansas city history.
>> reporter: and while it is a coincidence, the baseball spring training is in arizona , where the other ticket was sold, at this suburb outside phoenix. again, the question here? who bought the winning ticket.
>> yeah, yeah, this is excellent, i'm so surprised. it is wonderful, i would like to know who it is, because you know, fountain hills is a pretty small town and you know most everybody.
>> reporter: there are strong indications here that the ticket sold here went to a local family. the wife bought it, ten dollars for the ticket. she has been unemployed. actually had a job interview today. she didn't go. a press conference is planned at the local high school here tomorrow.
>> yeah, and who doesn't love a good juicy conspiracy theory . kerry sanders , thank you.