Wife Of Poisoned Lottery Winner: My Husband Had No Enemies

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Shabana AnsariCHICAGO — The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide says his death devastated her and she doesn’t believe he had any enemies.

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Shabana Ansari spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday afternoon at a dry cleaner her husband started after immigrating to the U.S. from India in 1989. Ansari wouldn’t talk about the circumstances of her husband’s death, saying it was too painful.

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Urooj (oo-ROOJ’) Khan‘s death on July 20 was initially ruled a result of natural causes. A relative’s request for a deeper look resulted in the conclusion months later that Kahn was poisoned as he was about to collect $425,000 in winnings.

Ansari says she hopes the truth will come out in the homicide investigation.

Ansari recalled Khan as a workaholic and a good person.

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