Our unclaimed property team has been hitting the road this month to host events in Winona, Pearl, and Myrtle where they help local citizens look for and claim their money.
We don’t have final numbers from Myrtle yet, but between just Winona and Pearl, they have helped individuals reclaim more than $34,000. And, the room was always full at Myrtle City Hall, so we expect to have similarly strong numbers from that event, too.
Since I took office in 2012, my staff and I have helped to reunite people with more than $76 million in funds that they didn’t even know the State was holding for them. That’s over 42% of all the money that has been distributed through this program since it began in 1982. Our strong efforts are the result of great partnerships with State legislators, community groups, and mayors, like those in Winona, Pearl, and Myrtle, who help us locate the rightful owners of this property.
Right now, banks and other holders of unclaimed property are reporting to the State new funds for us to distribute. Make sure to look to see if you have any money waiting for you by visiting my