He would have to wait a few weeks to collect his actual winnings, which amounted after taxes to about $425,000. According to CNN affiliate WGN, that check was issued July 19, but Khan never got to spend it.
So he never got to touch his money. That's terrible. If it wasn't his ex wife someone must have been extremely jealous of his new fortune. I never heard of a $30 lottery ticket. Seems a lot to gamble for such little chance. But "hey, you never know."