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UK ticket wins £148m Euromillions lottery jackpot

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Published: 10th Aug 2012 23:14:18

One UK ticket-holder has won Friday's £148m Euromillions jackpot, lottery organiser Camelot has confirmed.

The winning numbers were 11, 17, 21, 48 and 50. The lucky stars were 9 and 10.

The ticket is the second biggest National Lottery win, behind Colin and Chris Weir from Largs, Ayrshire, who scooped £161m in July 2011.

A National Lottery spokeswoman said: "Lady Luck is clearly shining down on the UK once again with another big Euromillions win this year."

It is the seventh Euromillions jackpot to be won in the UK so far in 2012.

Camelot said it "looked forward to welcoming the lucky ticket-holder into the National Lottery's millionaires' club".

Mr and Mrs Weir have given large donations to several causes, including £1m to the SNP's Scottish independence campaign, since they landed their fortune.

Speaking last month on the anniversary of their win, they pledged to continue sharing their good luck.

The spokeswoman added after Friday's draw: "Over 2,900 people have become millionaires since the National Lottery began and, to date, our players have raised an amazing £28bn and counting for National Lottery Good Causes."

The exact amount won was £148,656,000.

Another UK millionaire was created in the Millionaire Raffle Selection game, with the winning code JDW 016965.

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