According to a Chicago medical examiner, a recent lottery winner was killed due to cyanide poisoning. The unlucky lottery winner's murder comes just a day after he collected his fortune, which was $425,000, the National Post reported on Jan. 7
Stephen Cina, Cook County Medical Examiner, stated that an initial exam revealed that the man's cause of death was natural. However, a relative of the man requested that the medical examiner take a deeper look into his death.
The relative's request was granted, and his suspicions of foul play proved to be correct. When a more thorough toxicology test was performed, it revealed that the man had consumed a lethal dose of cyanide. This lead to the cause of death being re-classifed as a homicide.
On July 20, Urooj Khan,46, died from the poisoning, which was a day after he received a handsome lump sum payment of $1 million dollars before taxes. Cina stated that it is likely that the Chicago man's body will be exhumed for further investigation. At this time it is unknown if police have any potential suspects.