CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998
Re "Ventura Homemaker Shares in Big Winnings," April 10. In today's life where so many people are struggling just to get by, it's a little hard for someone to win $16.9 million and say that they really don't need the extra loot. If I had been fortunate enough to win, I would have donated a large portion to UCLA for research on diseases and also donate to my church. My son is 34 years old and is dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and UCLA is helping all it can by getting him into clinical trials for ALS. With people today we need to think how a comment like that can affect others.
March 1, 2013 |
The examination of the exhumed body of a Chicago lottery winner had found nothing new that would change the original finding of homicide by poison, the chief medical examiner said on Friday. At a news conference, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said that Urooj Khan, whose body was exhumed on Jan. 18, died from cyanide toxicity with heart disease as a contributing factor. Weeks before Khan died on July 20, he won a lottery prize of about $425,000 after taxes. “As a pathologist you have to look at the totality of the evidence,” Cina told reporters, according to media reports from the news conference.
January 11, 2013 |
The body of a Chicago lottery winner who authorities say died of cyanide poisoning will be exhumed, a judge ruled Friday. Mary Paleologos, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner, told the Los Angeles Times that the exhumation of Urooj Khan's body would take place next week and an autopsy will be performed. Khan -- who won a $1-million jackpot from the Illinois lottery last summer -- died July 20. His death was initially ruled to be natural and his body was released for burial.
January 18, 2013 |
Officials with the medical examiner's office finished an autopsy Friday on the Chicago lottery winner who authorities say died of cyanide poisoning. The results, which could confirm that finding, are expected in a few weeks. Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina told reporters Friday afternoon that the autopsy, conducted a short time after Urooj Khan's body was exhumed Friday morning , lasted a few hours. Doctors took samples of hair and fingernails as well as organs from the 46-year-old who died July 20, just weeks after winning a $1-million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery.
October 2, 2012 |
A Michigan woman who became a poster child for welfare fraud when she continued collecting food stamps after winning a $1 million lottery last year has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Amanda Clayton was just 24 when she was photographed with a giant check, dated Sept. 11, 2011, and wearing a broad smile. But her newfound celebrity quickly soured after the state said she had continued to receive $5,500 in food stamps and other benefits despite the winnings. Clayton pleaded no contest to fraud in June and was given six months' probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2014 |
It took the winner of a record California Mega Millions jackpot several weeks to come forward because he didn't realize he had the ticket, officials said. He was identified Friday as Steve Tran, but lottery officials said he asked that no other information about his background be revealed. The ticket is worth $324 million, or half the $648-million jackpot. If Tran chooses the cash option, his ticket is estimated to be worth $173.8 million. Lottery officials said Tran followed the media coverage about the jackpot.