Poisoned Ill. lottery winner's heirs settle estate

AP News
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 11:58 AM

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.