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Tennessee has some unclaimed money it wants to return to rightful owners -- $725 million worth
Tennessee Treasury Department officials, who last fiscal year returned $40 million in unclaimed property to rightful owners, is now trying to do the same for yet more property that residents haven't claimed. (November 10, 2015, Times Free Press)

Treasurer Estes Announces Successful Ruling in Case Against U.S. Treasury
On Thursday, August 20th, Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes announced an initial victory in Kansas' efforts to force the U.S. Treasury to deliver matured U.S. savings bonds to the state as unclaimed property. Judge Elaine Kaplan with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims denied the U.S. Treasury's request to dismiss Estes v. United States

Unclaimed property auction this weekend
Residents can browse a selection of jewelry, coins, stamps and more on Friday as the Michigan Treasury prepares for an unclaimed property auction. (August 6, 2015, Lansing State Journal)

Connecticut's general fund gets $69 million boost from unclaimed property
The state's general fund got a $69 million boost recently from the collection of unclaimed property, according to State Treasurer Denise Nappier.
(August 5, 2015, The Register Citizen)

Unclaimed property auction raises $1.5 million
The 2015 unclaimed property auction held last Saturday in Jacksonville raised $1.53 million for Florida's public schools, state CFO Jeff Atwater announced Tuesday.
(August 4, 2015, WJXY Jacksonville)

Houston, you might have unclaimed property
The greater Houston area has more than $697 million dollars waiting to be claimed at
(August 3, 2015, KHOU Houston)

WV: $1 million in unclaimed property returned in July
State Treasurer John Perdue's unclaimed property division returned $1 million to rightful owners in the month of July, after reporting $9 million in returned funds during the entire fiscal year of 2015.
(August 3, 2015, Press Release)

Finding your forgotten money
An estimated $42 billion in unclaimed property languishes out there. Is some of it yours?
(August 1, 2015, USA Today)

Do you have unclaimed money?
In the last 4 1/2 years, the state's Bureau of Unclaimed Property has returned more than $1 billion to Floridians.
(August 1, 2015, Daily Commercial)

One in five may have unclaimed property
These odds sound way better than Powerball: Don Stenberg says there is a one in five change that unclaimed property is waiting for you. (July 29, 2015, The Grand Island Independent)

Unclaimed property set for Jacksonville auction
Somewhere in Tallahassee there is a vault, made entirely of steel, which contains precious jewelry, rare and valuable coins and even historical documents. And they're all about to be up for sale.
(July 28, 2015, The Tallahassee Democrat)

With the state's unclaimed money list, it's better to do it yourself
In Massachusetts alone, more than $2 billion in unclaimed funds await reunification with their owners. As many as one in 10 residents may have money coming to them.
(July 24, 2015, The Boston Globe)

More Unpaid Life Insurance Claims Coming Soon to Minnesotans
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that his department has reached a settlement agreement with a sixth major life insurance company that owes money to Minnesotans for unpaid insurance policies, annuity contracts and retained asset accounts.
(July 23, 2015, Press Release)

Workshops help businesses identify, manage unclaimed property
According to the Washington State Department of Revenue, many business may be holding onto unclaimed property and not even know it.
(July 14, 2015, KXLY)

State Treasurer returns $15.7 million in unclaimed property
State Treasurer Rich Sattgast returned nearly $16 million in unclaimed funds this fiscal year. That figure is up $5.6 million from 2014 when the state returned $10.1 million in unclaimed property.
(July 13, 2015, Argus Leader)

Annual unclaimed property returns increase to $9M in W.Va.
The state treasurer's office returned $9 million in unclaimed property to West Virginians last fiscal year.
(July 9, 2015, Time West Virginia)

Treasurer releases patriotic list of unclaimed property
Some of West Virginia patriots in name could have a second reason to celebrate this Fourth of July.
(July 4, 2015, Herald Dispatch)

Treasurer Reclaims $60 Million in Insurance Policies for SC Citizens
This week the State Treasurer's Office staff searched for and located two beneficiaries of life insurance policies totaling $325,925.
(July 7, 2015, Midlands Biz)

South Dakotans Get Back Nearly $16 Million In Unclaimed Property
South Dakota's State Treasurer has returned $15.7 million in unclaimed property. That's up nearly $6 million from 2014, when the state gave back $10 million to its rightful owners.
(July 8, 2015, Keloland Television)

$41.7 Million of Unclaimed Property Returned to Missourians in Fiscal Year 2015
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced recently that his Unclaimed Property team has once again returned a record amount of Unclaimed Property, $41.7 million, to Missourians in Fiscal Year 2015, which runs from July 2014-June 2015.
(July 8, 2015, Memphis Democrat)

Annual unclaimed property returns increase to $9M in W.Va.
The state treasurer's office returned $9 million in unclaimed property to West Virginians last fiscal year.
(July 9, 2015, The Journal)

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You Might Be Rich! Learn how to check
NBC's Tiki Barber shows you how you can check if you have unclaimed money.

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