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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.
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 21, 2013 |
Urooj Khan, the Chicago lottery winner who likely died of cyanide poisoning, has been buried for a second time, but it could be a long time before the mystery around his death is put to rest. Khan, 46, was reburied Monday afternoon following his exhumation Friday morning. He died in July, weeks after winning $1 million in the Illinois lottery. Officials reclassified his death as a homicide after a blood sample showed cyanide. Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina's office conducted an autopsy on Khan on Friday to take hair, fingernail and organ samples from his remains.
January 18, 2013 |
Authorities on Friday morning began an autopsy on the exhumed body of a lottery winner from Chicago who officials say died of cyanide poisoning. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office was expected to hold a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss the case that prompted authorities to exhume the body of Urooj Khan, who died unexpectedly on July 20, weeks after winning after winning a $1-million jackpot from the Illinois lottery. Khan was exhumed Friday and will be re-interred at Rosehill Cemetery on Monday, medical examiner spokeswoman Mary Paleologos said.
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.
January 17, 2013 |
Authorities on Friday plan to exhume the body of a Chicago lottery winner who officials say died of cyanide poisoning, police confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Last week, a Cook County judge gave the medical examiner's office approval to remove Urooj Khan's body to conduct an autopsy. Chief Medical Examiner Stephen J. Cina said in a court filing that his office needs to confirm the cyanide poisoning finding and “rule out any other natural causes that might have contributed to or caused Mr. Khan's death.