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Lawyer says widow will get most of poisoned lotto winner's estate

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Lottery shows Urooj Khan, of Chicago, posing with a winning lottery ticket. Khan died from cyanide poisoning in July 2012 shortly before collecting $425,000 in winnings. An attorney who represents Khan's widow says most of the businessman's $2 million estate should go to his client, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Illinois Lottery, File)
February 07, 2013 - 11:44 PM

CHICAGO - A lawyer who represents the widow of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the lottery says most of the businessman's $2 million estate should go to his client.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday that lawyer Al-Haroon Husain showed an agreement signed by Urooj Khan months before his death that names his wife, Shabana Ansari, as benefactor for his interest in a dry cleaning operation.

The deal was signed May 2, 2012, said Husain, who is representing Ansari in a court case over the estate.

Khan's brother, Imtiaz Khan, called the agreement "nonsense."

Forty-six-year-old Urooj Khan died July 20 as he was about to collect $425,000 in lottery winnings. His death initially was ruled a result of natural causes, but tests revealed he had been poisoned.

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