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Friday, January 31, 2020

The state of Florida is holding $2 billion and wants you to claim it

Posted By on Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 1:46 PM

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Forgotten any cash lately?

If a bank account records no activity for long enough (about five years), the state claims it. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida is sitting on about $2 billion from those accounts, and items like jewelry, stamps, coins and collectibles from unclaimed safe deposit boxes.



Typically, the proceeds go to schools, but the state will pay back anyone who claims the money, and there’s a website that’ll help you do exactly that.

Last year, $323 million was paid out to citizens. It’s free, and all you have to do is type in your name.

Visit fltreasurehunt.gov, or missingmoney.com/en for other states, and something unexpected might pop up.

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