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Old 01-08-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Thank goodness that a relative asked the authorities to delve more deeply into this. The article says that if the deceased is over 45 an autopsy is not normally done.

Authorities investigating after tests reveal Chicago lottery winner died of cyanide poisoning | Fox News
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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So was he murdered for the money or possibly somebody did it out of jealousy? Maybe someone felt he owed them and wasn't going to pay off.
You do read about convenience store workers and owners who scam people out of winning lottery tickets. Two indiansor pakistanis were just prosecuted over doing that.
I hope they get whoever did it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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If a family member clued them in to do an autopsy, he or she must have suspected something, and that would probably lead to whomever would have benefited from the death. He took a lump sum. It would have been passed down in his will.

He won a million. The lump sum distribution that he elected to have had only a $600k payout and after taxes he got only $400k.

If they call it a million dollar lottery, evidently that means only if you get it in installments over time. In my opinion it is technically right, but to avoid being misleading it should be called the $600k lottery or the approximately $400k lottery.

In the UK I believe that there are no taxes on gambling and lottery proceeds.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Apparently the check was issued.

Illinois man killed by cyanide poisoning after striking it rich in lottery - CNN.com

With so much time having passed since his death, it might be impossible to determine who was responsible.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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You cant die if you dont play
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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That is why, if I ever win any sort of big bucks in a lottery, I'm remaining anonymous and telling no one except my partner....can't trust folks in today's unstable times...
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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They are investigating the wife. Probably put a freeze on the money because there was foul play.
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