Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lottery Scratch Off Winner Gets Rubbed Out.

Rich people always cry through their Botox that money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In the strange case of Urooj Khan; winning a huge amount of money is a real killer.

Khan won A  million dollars from an Illinois Lottery scratch off ticket; a month later he went to the Lotto office to pick up his $425,000 check (damn taxes ate that million up!) The next morning Khan was dead.

Just like one of Agatha Christie’s books, Investigators initially ruled Khan's manner of death natural. But after being prompted by a relative, the medical examiner's office in Cook County, Illinois, revisited the case and eventually determined there was a lethal amount of cyanide in Khan's system.

The sad, but kinda humorous thing is whoever poised Khan, couldn’t wait to get their hands on his Lotto money, and poisoned him that night; if they had only waited a few months; it would have been less suspicious.

As of now Chicago police have not made any arrests.

"We are investigating it as a murder, and we're working closely with the medical examiner's office," Chicago police spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said Monday.

When Khan won the $1 million last year the hard working Indian immigrant couldn’t believe his luck; he even tipped the cashier a $100 buckaroos. Now Khan’s body can’t even be in peace as forensic specialists plunder his vital organs for more clues on who killed him.

Khan explained what he would do with his lotto money, “I will use for my mortgage, paying off bills, a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and investing more in my dry cleaning businesses.” Maybe Khans wife, daughter or family didn’t like where the money was going and decided to get their share, now. Some speculate there could be a girlfriend or even a boyfriend (wow, this is better than Murder She Wrote) and maybe the wife got jealous, and even.

Murder She Wrote: Khan with wife and daughter; who poisoned him?
"Winning the lottery means everything to me," Khan said.

Khan's father-in-law, Fareedun Ansari, was living at Khan's home with his daughter and son-in-law when Khan was fatally killed. Ansari allegedly owes more than $120, 00 in back taxes. What’s mind boggling is Chicago police still haven’t gotten around to interviewing Ansari, and are focused on his daughter; for now.

Khan was known as a hard working, generous and kindly man, who came to America for opportunity, freedom and a new life. Sadly Khan will go back to India in a body bag, adding another statistic to the file on how winning the Lottery doesn’t guarantee a happy future.