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.