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 |
Cook County prosecutors are expected to ask a judge Friday morning to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who died of cyanide poisoning, according to the medical examiner's office. A spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner previously told the Los Angeles Times that the removal of 46-year-old Urooj Khan's remains may not take place for several weeks because the decision must receive a judge's approval and authorities must coordinate with the cemetery. Khan -- who won a $1-million jackpot from the Illinois lottery last summer -- died before he could receive his winnings.
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.
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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.
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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.
January 10, 2013 |
Cook County prosecutors will to seek to exhume the body of a 46-year-old Chicago lottery winner who authorities say died from cyanide poisoning, the medical examiner's office says. Mary Paleologos, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, told the Los Angeles Times that a judge must approve the removal of Urooj Khan's remains. Then authorities must coordinate with the cemetery, she said, so the exhumation will probably not occur for several weeks. Paleologos said the motion would be filed in court Friday, but a spokesman for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office would not confirm that.