US lottery winner fatally poisoned with cyanide a day after collecting $425,000
A customer fills out a Powerball form at the Jayhawk Food Mart in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP / Orlin Wagner)
Published Monday, January 7, 2013 2:06PM EST
CHICAGO - A U.S. medical examiner says a lottery winner was fatally poisoned with cyanide a day after he collected nearly $425,000.
Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina says a limited exam initially found Urooj Khan died of natural causes, but a relative asked for a deeper investigation.
A full toxicology test revealed Khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide, and his death was re-classified as a homicide.
Khan died July 20, a day after collecting the lump sum option on a $1 million win. He bought the ticket in Chicago.
Cina said Monday it's likely that Khan's body will be exhumed as part of the investigation.