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Powerball Jackpot At $185 Million; Next Drawing Wednesday Nov. 14

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In this file photo, a lottery ticket reader awaits use at the Freedom Value Center convenience store and gas station, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt) | AP

The Powerball jackpot now stands at $185 million, since no one matched the numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing on Saturday.

The next drawing will be Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Saturday night’s drawing was for $168 million. The winning numbers were 32, 42, 50, 54, 55, and the powerball number was 32, CBS Chicago notes.

The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While $185 million is a sizable sum, it is nowhere close to larger jackpots in the past.

According to Lottery Universe, the largest Powerball jackpot to date was $365 million, which was split between eight employees at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in 2006, the New York Times notes.

A standard Powerball wager costs $2, but players have an option to select a "Power Play" option for an additional $1 when purchasing the ticket. Power Play increases the cash prize for any winning combination that isn't a jackpot.

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