Unclaimed Property Wraps Up Another Great Year at the State Fair
Many thanks to everyone who stopped by our unclaimed property booth at the State Fair this year. This was our sixth year at the State Fair. In the first five, we helped Fair-goers initiate over 7,300 claims, resulting in $11.2 million!

In addition, our unclaimed property team has been out across Mississippi to help people find their money at events and festivals right in their own hometowns. This Saturday, in fact, they were at Fall Market in Olde Towne Clinton. And, they’ll be out on the road again soon:

Saturday, October 28, 2018
Magee Crazy Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Florence Day

Staff will be available at both events to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list and begin the claims process. Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
  • Your Social Security Card
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  • If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

You can always check the State’s full listing at http://www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in your name, as well. It is constantly being updated.
Great Visits Across the State this Month
I had such a great visit to North Mississippi last week, with stops in Pontotoc, Tupelo, Corinth, and Booneville. And, great trips to Batesville, Southaven, Lake, and Meridian the week before – topped off with a fantastic visit with the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary in my hometown.

Many thanks to everyone who came out to meet with me. It is always good to be able to give an update on what my office is doing to help Mississippians, from unclaimed property to College Savings Mississippi. But, it is even better to hear firsthand from people all across the State about what’s on your minds.

I am headed down to the Coast this week, with stops at Tradition, Laurel, and Hattiesburg, as well. I am looking forward to some more great feedback on how your government can serve you best.
Don’t Forget the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss
We are about two weeks into the registration period for the Egg Bowl Tuition Toss! If you are a student currently enrolled at one of Mississippi’s great public, four-year colleges or universities and you’re planning to be at the Egg Bowl on November 22, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to win a $2,529 MACS scholarship.

Two contestants will face off to see who can toss more footballs – up to 30 - through our targets in just 30 seconds. We will give away a $2,529 MACS scholarship to our lucky winner and a $529 MACS scholarship to our runner-up. That scholarship can make a real difference with the average tuition for two full-time semesters at Mississippi’s public, four-year schools over $7,000.

Entry forms and full rules are available by clicking here . They will be accepted until 11:45 pm on Tuesday, November 13. Contestants and alternates will be chosen at random. Echo and I hope to see you on the field at halftime at the Egg Bowl!
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001