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Coroner: Lottery Winner Murdered With Cyanide

Urooj Khan's death officially ruled a homicide, but no no clues emerge

(Newser) - It's official: Urooj Khan didn't die of natural causes. Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina today ruled the lottery winner's death a homicide, saying he'd died of cyanide toxicity and confirming his initial diagnosis in January, CNN reports. But because there's no cyanide left in... More »

Poisoned Lotto Winner Altered Estate to Benefit Wife

Urooj Khan signed agreement to give her his business share

(Newser) - More twists in the case of the poisoned lottery winner: Just weeks before his big win and subsequent death, Urooj Khan altered his finances so that, should he die, his wife would receive his share in a dry cleaning business, the Chicago Tribune reports. The news comes as his family... More »

Autopsy's Goal: How Did Lotto Winner Ingest Poison?

Authorities looking for more evidence on Urooj Khan's death

(Newser) - The body of a Chicago man poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery will be exhumed as authorities try to figure out exactly how he died. The Cook County medical examiner plans to exhume the body of Urooj Khan this morning from a Chicago cemetery. Authorities hope a forensic autopsy... More »

Poisoned Lottery Winner's Family: All Drama

Urooj Khan's widow and siblings fought over the estate

(Newser) - A family drama has emerged in the life of an Indian-American man who died from cyanide poisoning before he could collect on a $1 million lottery ticket, the AP reports. Urooj Khan's siblings and widow, Shabana Ansari, had been fighting over his estate; his father-in-law was tens of thousands... More »

Poisoned Lotto Winner's Wife Made Him Last Meal

But neither she nor Khan's daughter ate any of it: police source

(Newser) - Yet another intriguing detail in the strange case of the poisoned lottery winner: In an interview with the AP on Tuesday, wife Shabana Ansari said that on the night that he died, Urooj Khan became ill shortly after they had dinner together. Indeed, a police source tells Fox News Khan... More »

Poisoned Lotto Winner's Family Fighting Over Check

Court documents reveal dispute around Urooj Khan's estate

(Newser) - The plot has thickened in the case of poisoned lottery winner Urooj Khan. Court documents reviewed by the AP reveal that Khan's death has led to a bitter fight amongst his survivors over his estate—including his still uncashed $425,000 lotto check. Because Khan died without a will,... More »

Illinois Lottery Winner Poisoned With Cyanide

Cops now treating death as murder

(Newser) - The case of a Chicago man who died suddenly weeks after a big lottery win is now being treated as a murder, police say. Urooj Khan scored a $1 million scratchcard win in June and died the day after the check for his winnings was issued the following month, CNN... More »

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