Lottery Winner Apparently Killed with Cyanide

Won $1 million in Chicago last June


Last June, Urooj Khan literally jumped for joy as he stood in a Far North Side 7-Eleven, having just learned he held a $1 million-winning instant lottery ticket.

Less than a month later, Khan, 46, died at his West Rogers Park home — of apparent hardening of the arteries. But now, Khan's death has been reclassified as a homicide, and investigators say he died from cyanide poisoning.

Investigators are moving toward exhuming Khan's body for further tests, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said Monday.