Unclaimed Property Events Coming Up in Winona and Pearl
Since I took office in 2012, we have distributed over $76 million in unclaimed property to citizens. That is just over 42% of all the unclaimed property distributed since Mississippi started the program in 1982. We take our duty to reunite you with your money very seriously, and we are always looking for opportunities to help people find their unclaimed property.

Earlier this year, I wrote to all of Mississippi’s mayors and invited them to help me locate people with unclaimed property in their towns and cities. The response has been tremendous, with mayors from every corner of the State coming forward to help. 

In fact, Winona Mayor Jerry Flowers and Pearl Mayor Jake Windham have set up events in their towns so our unclaimed property staff can help people find their unclaimed property.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
3 pm to 7 pm
Winona City Hall
409 Summit Street, Winona

Thursday, November 9, 2017
5 pm to 7 pm
Pearl Community Center
2420 Old Brandon Road, Pearl

If you are in the area, please stop by and see if you have any unclaimed property, as well!
Don’t Forget to Register for the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss
Time is running out to register for the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss, which will be held during half time at the Egg Bowl in Starkville on November 23, 2017. The winner will take home a $2,529 MACS (Mississippi Affordable College Savings) scholarship. The runner-up will take home a $529 MACS scholarship. You can read the full rules here .

If you are a student enrolled at one of Mississippi’s public four-year universities, between the ages of 18 and 24, you can register to participate here . Registration closes at 11:45 pm on November 10, 2017. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to win one of our MACS scholarships, so make sure to register today!
On the Road to Talk About the Work of the MS Treasury
It’s been a busy couple of weeks, traveling around the State to talk about the work we do at the Office of the State Treasurer for you. Our office participated in a Graduation Matters event organized by the United Way of the Capital Area. You can see a video here of my message. And, then I was down in Hattiesburg and Lucedale, before rounding it all up at the Mississippi Economic Council’s Hob Nob last week. 

In a nutshell, I try to update people on what we’ve been doing at the Treasurer’s office these past five years, including:

  • Setting up over 150 Mississippi employers with payroll deposit to help over 30,000 Mississippians save for college on any budget;
  • Saving taxpayers over $100 million by proactively managing State debt;
  • Distributing over $76 million in unclaimed property;
  • Providing free access to financial education resources for more than 66,000 students in over 350 schools across the State; and
  • Training more than 1,200 teachers to incorporate financial education into their classrooms through my public-private partnership, Treasurer’s Education About Money (TEAM).

In the coming weeks, I have visits scheduled to Millsaps College, Gautier, Laurel, Clinton, and Vicksburg. I love the opportunity to speak with people about what my staff and I can do to help their businesses, their families, and the State.
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001