Do you have unclaimed funds in the state treasury?

Published 12:16 pm Monday, February 1, 2021

Today is National Unclaimed Property Day.

State Treasurer David McRae is encouraging every Mississippian to visit today to find out if they have funds in their name waiting to be claimed.

“Since about one in 10 people have unclaimed money, your chances of ‘winning big’ are much better by searching our database than buying a lottery ticket,” McRae said. “Still, many don’t even know to look. If you find money in your name, claim it and we’ll get to work verifying your return.”

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Unclaimed property is money Mississippians have that has gone unclaimed for more than five years. It could be an energy bill refund that went to the wrong address, a forgotten CD, or an inheritance they were unaware of.

In 2020, the State Treasury returned more money to the citizens of the state than any calendar year on record — more than $20 million.