5 years later, Illinois lottery winner’s death remains unsolved

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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.


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