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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 »

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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