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Lesbian with partner and two kids wins the lottery

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Tara Tuttle won the lottery — and that wasn’t even the best thing that happened to her Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Coral Springs woman had just found out that her partner of seven years, Cary Tullos, did not have breast cancer after days of waiting for test results.

“That was the best day of my life,” she said Sunday.

It got better. That night, she bought a Billion Dollar Blockbuster scratch-off ticket at Publix in Coral Springs while Tullos, 37, ran into the store for some conditioner.

The prize: $10 million.

“You not having breast cancer means far more to me than this,” Tuttle remembers saying to Tullos, whom she considers her wife. “This is just a gift.”
Tuttle and Tullos, who are domestic partners, and their two children drove to the Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee Friday to claim the $6.5 million lump sum.

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