Lottery Winner Poisoned

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CHICAGO — It is a million dollar murder mystery. Chicago police were working to determine if there is a link between a north side businessman’s good fortune in the Illinois Lottery and his apparent murder on the day before he was to have collected his winnings.

“He was a family man who worked hard for his family,” friend Jimmy Goreel told NBC Chicago. “I just can’t see it happening. If that’s true, it’s sad.”

The victim, 46-year-old Urooj Khan, bought a winning scatch-off ticket at Goreel’s convenience store on North Western Avenue last July. Goreel said he was elated. And it wasn’t his first jackpot.

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