It seems pulled from the pages of a mystery story, but you may have heard it in the headlines recently. What happens if you win the lottery but die mysteriously shortly after?
Urooj Khan may have gotten lucky when he hit the jackpot for $1 million in the Illinois Lottery, but shortly after things took a terrible turn. Khan died this past July, days before he was set to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. It first looked like a tragic yet unsuspecting death from natural causes, but after concern from his brother over the unfortunate timing, more tests on Khan’s body revealed that the actual cause of death was cyanide poisoning.
Unfortunately, for his loved ones, he died without a Will in place, deeming a court battle inevitable. Khan’s widow, Shabana Ansari, and his siblings fought for months over his estate, including his lottery winnings. Read more here.