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Ticket-Holder Claims EuroMillions Jackpot
Lottery operator Camelot has confirmed that it received a claim for the £148m EuroMillions jackpot prize.
The lucky UK ticket-holder has won £148,656,000 - the UK's second biggest ever lottery win.
Subject to validation, the prize could be paid out when banks open on Monday.
The winning numbers were 11, 17, 21, 48, 50 and the Lucky Star numbers 9 and 10.
This jackpot is the largest since Colin and Chris Weir from Ayrshire, Scotland, scooped £161m in July 2011.
The winner will have a fortune bigger than that of Sir Tom Jones, who is worth £140m, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.
Camelot said there would be no information on whether the winner was an individual or a syndicate, or on where the ticket was purchased from, unless the ticket-holder decides to go public.
"It's amazing to have another big EuroMillions win in the UK - the seventh jackpot to be won here this year," a National Lottery spokesperson said.
"We are looking forward to welcoming the ticket-holder into our millionaires club, joining the 2,900 millionaires created by The National Lottery to date.
"In addition to the fantastic run of luck with big winners in 2012, EuroMillions players are also making a difference to communities across the UK, contributing to the £30m raised every week for National Lottery Good Causes."