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CYANIDE Poisoned Lotto Winner's Family Speaks Lottery winner Urooj Khan. (Illinois Lottery, via AP)

Poisoned Lotto Winner's Family Speaks

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.

January 8, 2013 6:55 AM