Lottery winner's death ruled homicide

Lottery winner's death ruled homicide

POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 8:51am

UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:00pm

Illinois lottery winner Urooj Khan died of cyanide toxicity and his death has been ruled a homicide, Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina said Friday.

Khan's body was exhumed from a Chicago-area gravesite in January for additional tests after earlier toxicology results indicated he died of cyanide poisoning.

Khan, 46, died in July, the day after the Illinois lottery issued him a check for about $425,000 after taxes. He won the money playing a scratch-off game a month earlier.

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