Powerball Pay Out for Cash-Strapped Towns?

3rd-largest Powerball jackpot in lotto history benefits more than just winner.
3:00 | 08/16/12

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As we go on for the search for the winner of that giant jackpot we told you about last night. 337 million. One of the biggest prizes in power ball history. There was only one winning ticket and it was purchased in michigan. Abc's john schriffen is there. Good evening. Reporter: Diane, good evening. Almost all of them nothing but garbage. However, there's still one ticket out there purchased at this gas station behind me that's as good as gold. It's the talk of the town. It's great. I just wish it was me. Reporter: With the population of only 10,000 people, it's buzzing tonight, hoping that this new instant millionaire is one of their own. Who has the winning ticket? I don't know, I hope it's going to be my regular customer. We need to see them. Reporter: Seemingly, everyone trying to figure out who it is. My mom called me, did you buy the ticket? Reporter: A powerball windfall would be a much needed boost for this community. Like so many others across michigan, hit hard in the economy and declining auto industry. It's been tough. Reporter: And put off important projects like fixing this crumbling bridge and the main road going through town. If the swirn in fact from here and takes a lump sum payout of about $250 million, the city would get 1% of that in income tax. How much would it cost to fix? Roughly, $2.5 million. Reporter: And 1% tax would be? 2.5 million. It's kind of like money from heaven, man. Reporter: But that divine interception not guaranteed just yet, we won't know until the person holding that winning ticket comes forward. Keep looking, john.

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