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Urooj Khan, with his winning lottery ticket. Not long after this photo was taken, he was dead.
March 1, 2013 Urooj Khan died last July, just one day after his $425,000 check from the Illinois lottery was cut. It wasn't until much later that it was determined there had been a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood. His remains, though, are too decomposed to detect any remaining poison.
January 18, 2013 Urooj Khan died one day after his $425,000 Illinois Lottery check was cut. It wasn't until much later, though, that authorities determined there was a lethal level of cyanide in his blood. Now, they're doing a full autopsy. And police are investigating his death.
January 8, 2013 In Chicago last summer, Urooj Khan jumped for joy when he realized he had a winning ticket in the Illinois later. A month later, one day after his check was issued, Khan was dead. Authorities recently figured out that the cause was a lethal dose of cyanide. Now they're investigating.
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