Jimmy Goreel, who owns the 7-Eleven convenience store, had previously sold Khan a $5,000 winning ticket. “He was so generous! He reached for a hundred dollars, and he threw it on the counter for me...He was a family man who worked hard for his family,” Goreel said. “I just can’t see it happening. If that’s true, it’s sad.”
The actual amount of Khan’s win, his having chosen a lump sum, after taxes was $424,449.60. He planned to give part of his prize to St. Jude Children’s Research hospital, and invest much of the money in his dry cleaning business.
Results of the ongoing investigation for homicide should be forthcoming.