Investigators say lottery winner died of cyanide poisoning

Investigators say lottery winner died of cyanide poisoning

POSTED: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 9:04am

It is a million dollar murder mystery.

Chicago police were working to determine if there is a link between a north side businessman's good fortune in the Illinois Lottery and his apparent murder on the day before he was to have collected his winnings.

"He was a family man who worked hard for his family," friend Jimmy Goreel told NBC Chicago. "I just can't see it happening. If that's true, it's sad."

The victim, 46 year old Urooj Khan, bought a winning scatch-off ticket at Goreel's convenience store on North Western Avenue last July. Goreel said he was elated. And it wasn't his first jackpot.

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