11/15/2012 10:36 am ET

Powerball Jackpot At $214 Million; Next Drawing Saturday Nov. 17

Powerball is starting to heat up. The jackpot in the multi-state lottery surged to $214 million after no one matched the numbers in the Wednesday night drawing.

The next drawing will be Saturday, Nov. 17.

Wednesday night's drawing was for $185 million. The winning numbers were 8, 10, 30, 44, 58, and the powerball number was 13, according to the official Powerball website.

Two ticket holders matched five numbers Wednesday and won $1 million each. Those tickets were purchased in Minnesota and Washington, according to Michigan Live.

The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The absence of a winner Wednesday increased the jackpot by $29 million.

While $214 million is a lot of money, it is still more than $100 million short of the largest jackpots in the lottery game's history.

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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