CHICAGO (AP) – The wife and daughter of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the Illinois lottery have settled his estate.
Urooj Khan died in July, days before he was to collect $425,000 in winnings. His brother raised suspicions that prompted authorities to exhume Khan’s body to gather evidence in case prosecutors decide to file charges.
Khan died without a will, leading to a court battle.
Al-Haroon Husain is attorney for Urooj Khan’s widow, Shabana Ansari.
He says Ansari will receive one-third of the lottery winnings, their house and business. Khan’s daughter from another marriage will get two-thirds the lottery proceeds and some investments.
The settlement approved Wednesday also prevents either party from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the other unless new evidence surfaces in a criminal investigation.
Poisoned Illinois lottery winner’s heirs settle estate
December 11, 2013