Saturday, July 20, 2013
One day after receiving his $1 million lottery check, Urooj Khan, 46, sat down to have a curried lamb dinner with his wife, father-in-law, and daughter. This meal turned out to be his last after Khan died that night from cyanide poisoning.
While the murder investigation continues, family members are now locked in a court battle for Khan’s estate. In addition to the $1 million lottery ticket Khan bought at a Chicago convenience store, Khan owned a home, several dry cleaning shops, and other real estate, making his estate worth around $2 million.
Because Khan died intestate, his daughter from a previous marriage wants to ensure her fair share of the estate. Meanwhile, wife and suspect, Shabana Ansari, is also safeguarding her interests. Shabana’s father, who was also present at Khan’s last dinner and owes the IRS $120,000, is another suspect.
See Cyanide Murder of Lottery Winner Still Unsolved, JD Supra Law News, July 13, 2013.