5 years later, Illinois lottery winner’s death remains unsolved
CHICAGO — It was five years ago this month that an Illinois Lottery winner was poisoned to death.
Before Urooj Khan could claim his $1 million prize, he suffered a cyanide-induced heart attack.
He was 46.
He bought his winning scratch-off ticket at a 7-Eleven on Chicago’s Far North Side.
The original autopsy on Khan’s body determined his death was a suicide, because there were no signs of trauma.
Further investigation revealed the poison.
To date, no one has been charged with Khan’s murder.