Poisoned Lotto Winner's Family Speaks

    This undated photo provided by the Illinois Lottery shows Urooj Khan, 46, of Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, posing with a winning lottery ticket. The Cook County medical examiner said Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, that Khan was fatally poisoned with cyanide July 20, 2012, a day after he collected nearly $425,000 in lottery winnings.  (AP Photo/Illinois Lottery)

    Lottery winner Urooj Khan. (Illinois Lottery, via AP)

    When Urooj Khan emigrated to the U.S. from India in the 1980s, he likely never dreamed he would be able to call himself a millionaire. Then came a winning $1M lottery ticket in June and his world turned upside-down. One month later—a day after the check was issued by the Illinois Comptroller’s Office—the Indian-immigrant was dead. Initially deemed a death of natural causes, a new investigation into his case exposed lethal levels of cyanide in his body. Khan's wife of 12 years says the "kind-hearted family man" ate dinner with his family at home the night of murder, then was rushed to the hospital later when he awoke from his bed "screaming." Chicago police now consider the case a murder, though a suspect has yet to be named.

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