11/22/2012 08:55 am ET

Powerball Winning Numbers Escape Players, Jackpot Soars To $325 Million

The Powerball jackpot soared to $325 million as no players matched all the winning numbers for Wednesday night's drawing. The winning numbers were 8, 18, 24, 30, 39, and the Powerball number was 26.

The next Powerball draw will be on Saturday, November 24 at 10:59 p.m.

Though no one claimed the jackpot, Wednesday night's game did produce a number of winners with prizes totalling $12,475,000. One player in Texas won the Match 5 Powerplay worth $2 million.

This is the third time this year that the Powerball jackpot has soared above $300 million, according to WISH TV.

The jackpot is approaching the lottery's highest prize ever, which was worth $365 million, according to Lottery Universe. The prize was split between eight employees at a Nebraska meatpacking plant in 2006, the New York Times reported.

The Powerball lottery is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.



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