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Lottery winner dies from cyanide poisoning

Urooj Khan, 46, died in the summer of 2012, one week after he won a $1 million prize from an Illinois Instant Lottery ticket.

His death was initially ruled natural causes, until a tip led to further testing which revealed cyanide poisoning.

No one has been charged. The investigation is on-going.

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A year after a man was poisoned to death after winning the lottery, a judge is splitting his estate between his wife and daughter.

Urooj Khan won a million dollars from a scratch-off lottery ticket in May of 2012.

Two months later, he died of cyanide poisoning.

Wednesday’s settlement forbids Khan’s widow and daughter from pursuing wrongful death lawsuits, unless new evidence is uncovered in Khan’s death.

Nobody has been charged in the poisoning case.

A family feud is growing, over the Illinois lottery winner who was poisoned to death last summer.

Urooj Khan left no will; but before he won a million dollars, Khan signed an agreement leaving his chain of dry cleaning stores to his wife.

Monday his family filed an emergency motion in probate court, demanding that his 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage get half the money.

The assets in Khan’s estate are now frozen until a court hearing next month.

There are still many questions after the newly released autopsy results for a Chicago lottery winner who died mysteriously of cyanide poisoning.

The Cook Cook Medical Examiner says the death of 46-year-old Urooj Khan was due to cyanide poisoning with coronary heart disease as a contributing factor.

Prosecutors to ask judge permission to exhume body of lottery winnerKhan’s body was exhumed in January following an investigation into his death last summer.

Khan’s brother says he asked the medical examiner’s office to take another look at the case last summer because it just didn’t make sense. Additional testing eventually discovered Khan was poisoned.

His brother and his sister are currently in a court battle with Khan’s widow over his estate.

Khan signed an agreement ensuring his wife would inherit his share of a $2 million dry cleaning business in the event of his death.

He also made his wife the sole heir to his home in West Rogers Park.

The brother of the Illinois lottery winner murdered last year says he’s the one who raised questions about the mysterious death.

Urooj Khan won $1 million in the lottery in May, and was killed in July.

His brother, Imtiaz Khan, tells the Chicago Tribune about a week after his brother’s unexpected death, Imtiaz Khan asked the medical examiner’s office to take another look at the case.

Additional testing eventually discovered his brother died of cyanide poisoning.

Khan and his sister are currently in a court battle with his brother’s widow over his estate, which includes the lottery winnings and dry cleaning business.

Kahn’s widow, Shabana, and her father were questioned about her husband’s death.  Both have denied any involvement in the homicide and have not been accused of a crime.

Imtiaz Khan says he wants to make sure Khan’s daughter from a previous marriage receives her share of her father’s estate.

There are new revelations about the Illinois Lottery winner who was murdered last July.

Just weeks before Uroo Khan was poisoned with cyanide, he signed an agreement giving his wife his share of a $2$ million dry cleaning company, in the event of his death.

He also made his wife the sole heir to his home in West Rogers Park.

Khan won a $1 million in the lottery in May, and was killed in July.

The agreements mean, the rest of Khan’s heirs will share only a fraction of his estate.

 

The Chicago lottery winner who died mysteriously of cyanide poisoning made a business deal that would benefit his wife in the case of his death just weeks before he died.

Urooj Khan signed papers to make sure his share of a lucrative dry cleaning company would go exclusively to his wife whenever he died. It’s worth somewhere around $2 million.

Khan inked the deal in early May, won a million dollars in the lottery by the end of the month, then died in July.

A tip from a relative caused police to exhume Khan’s body.

Tests show he actually died from cyanide poison and police are trying to find out how he got poisoned.

The body of a poisoned lottery winner was reburied Monday at Rosehill Cemetery.

Urooj Khan died suddenly last summer, just weeks after he bought a million dollar lottery ticket; he never collected his winnings.

Tests found lethal levels of cyanide in his blood; his body was exhumed last Friday and a new autopsy was performed.

It is likely to be several weeks before investigators know whether Khan inhaled or swallowed the cyanide.

Kahn’s widow has retained an attorney and said she had nothing to do with her husband’s death and is eager to learn the truth.

The Cook County Chief medical examiner says it will be a few weeks before tests could show how a Chicago man who was poisoned after winning the lottery died.

Stephen J. Cina said the body of Urooj Khan was in advanced state of decomposition.

Authorities exhumed Kahn’s body from his burial plot at Rosehill cemetery on the North Side Friday morning.

Khan died in July after winning $1 million.

An autopsy last summer ruled it was of natural causes, but toxicology tests performed at the request of a relative found cyanide in his system.

Investigators are trying to figure out if Khan inhaled or ingested the poison.

Cina said cyanide can evaporate over time so it’s possible cyanide that was in his system when he died won’t show up in the test results.

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01/18/13

Autopsy on poisoned lottery winner today

An autopsy has begun on a Chicago man who was poisoned after winning the lottery.

Authorities exhumed the body of Urooj Khan from his burial plot at Rosehill cemetery on the North Side Friday morning.

Khan died in July after winning $1 million.

An autopsy last summer ruled it was of natural causes, but toxicology tests performed at the request of a relative found cyanide in his system.

Investigators are trying to figure out if Khan inhaled or ingested the poison.

The body of a lottery winner who was poisoned was exhumed today.

Urooj Khan, 46, died in July after winning a million dollars.

That ticket was worth $425,000 in a lump sum payout.

An autopsy last summer ruled he died of natural causes, but toxicology tests performed at the request of a relative, found cyanide in his system.

Experts say a capsule full of cyanide can kill someone in under two hours.

Khan’s wife and father-in-law have been questioned, but no charges have been filed.

The exhumation of Khan’s remains began at 7 a.m. Friday, at Rosehill Cemetery on Chicago’s North Side.

An autopsy on his body will be performed Friday afternoon.

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