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Lottery winner poisoned the day after collecting cash
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Lottery winner poisoned the day after collecting cash

Lottery winner poisoned the day after collecting cash
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Lottery winner poisoned the day after collecting cash

Urooj Khan won one million dollars in the Illinois lottery. Just before he died he changed his will to leave more of his cash and business interests to his wife, a move his brother thinks is out of place.

To make matters even more strange, Khan died the day after the check for his winnings was issued.

The cook Cook County Medical Examiner has ruled the death a homicide after the body was exhumed and tests run to determine the cause of death.

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The ME has said that with cyanide having a short half life there is no way of telling how the poison got into Khan’s system. There were other factors in the death including coronary artery disease. Doctors have also said the dead man’s arteries were 75% blocked.

 

Khan died the day after being issued a $425,000 cash option check for winning a scratch-off game. 

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