The winning numbers drawn Friday were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega Ball of 24. The winning ticket was purchased at a Kroger store in Novi, Michigan, a town about eight miles northwest of Detroit.
The Mega Millions top prize has been growing since Sept. 15, when the previous winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The next estimated lottery jackpot is $20 million.
Only two lottery prizes in the U.S. were larger than Friday’s jackpot. Three Powerball jackpot tickets of $1.586 billion were sold in January 2016, and one winning Mega Millions ticket of $1.537 billion sold in October 2018.