Lottery winner's death is homicide

Published 03/01 2013 01:47PM

Updated 03/01 2013 05:33PM

CHICAGO -- The death of a man who won the Illinois Lottery has been ruled a homicide. The coroner determined 46-year old Urooj Khan died from cyanide poisoning.

It could not be determined how the poison got into Khan's system. Authorities initially ruled Khan's death in June the result of natural causes after only performing an external exam.

His family pushed for a more thorough investigation since he died the day after being issued a check for $425,000 from the Illinois Lottery Commission. His body was exhumed in January. No suspects have been named.

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