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Cyanide poisoning killed
lottery winner, officials say

Chicago Sun-Times, by Stefano Esposito

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Posted By:DaddyO, 1/7/2013 5:12:12 PM

Last June, Urooj Khan literally jumped for joy as he stood in a Far North Side 7-Eleven, having just learned he held a $1 million-winning instant lottery ticket. Less than a month later, Khan, 46, died at his West Rogers Park home — of apparent hardening of the arteries. But now, Khan’s death has been reclassified as a homicide, and investigators say he died from cyanide poisoning. Investigators are moving toward exhuming Khan’s body for further tests, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said Monday.

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Good luck trying that case.. the DA´s only chance is to take the wife´s computer and see if she had done any searches on cyanide poisoning around the time of death.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 1/7/2013 5:46:08 PM     (No. 9103775)

Ah, Chicago, that wonderful town! And the wonderful people who live there!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 1/7/2013 6:10:53 PM     (No. 9103805)

My state (Delaware)and several others allow winners to claim their prizes anonymously. If your state has that option it is the ONLY smart thing to do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/7/2013 7:20:34 PM     (No. 9103885)

per the article, this man scratched his ticket while still in the store and commenced to jump around and yell ´´I won!! I won!! I won!!!´´

hard to stay low key thataway. but it might not have mattered - it was likely someone very close to him...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/7/2013 7:53:54 PM     (No. 9103908)

I watch the 1st 48- obviously the wife did it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kiwinews, 1/7/2013 8:24:10 PM     (No. 9103949)

Where there´s a will, there´s a way...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/7/2013 8:32:03 PM     (No. 9103959)

Thre are at least 8 lottery winners that have been killed, so I propose we ban lotteries!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thelmalou, 1/7/2013 8:38:13 PM     (No. 9103964)

If I ever suddenly came into a large amount of money, nobody would know except my lawyer and accountant and my mother. And if it were the lottreh, it would most certainly be claimed anonymously using trusts/corporations/whatever. And seriously - while I would not turn down $1M, some folks really don´t understand just how that is not a huge sum of money (esp. after taxes).


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Reply 8 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/7/2013 8:38:17 PM     (No. 9103966)

Weren´t lotteries supposed to generate all the money ever needed to fix every sort of problem with public education?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/7/2013 8:41:10 PM     (No. 9103972)

Yes, the lottery did it in the library with the candlestick!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: provide, 1/8/2013 6:16:31 AM     (No. 9104388)

My guess was a failure to share with his immigrant tribal leadership.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FLCracker, 1/8/2013 12:17:26 PM     (No. 9105100)

This has nothing to do with lottery winner celebrity. It has to do with who inherits and who had access to his food and/or medication.

Jeesh, don´t you people watch CSI?

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