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Estate of poisoned Illinois Lottery winner is settled

Estate of poisoned Illinois Lottery winner is settled

The case of the Chicago immigrant who died of cyanide poisoning last year  shortly after winning a $1-million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery has taken another turn with the settlement of the man's estate, according to an attorney. Urooj Khan, who operated a dry-cleaning business, won the lottery in May 2012 and died just days before he was to collect $425,000 in winnings, having decided to take his jackpot in a lump sum payment rather than over time, which would have given him $1 million. But he died in July of what initially appeared to be natural causes,  hardening of his arteries. There were no visible signs of trauma and toxicology tests raised no red flags. His...

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