With the odds at 10:1 looking into Unclaimed Property just might be the summer windfall you didn’t know you had.
Unclaimed Property comes from financial institutions, insurance companies, public agencies and other business entities after there has been no documented transaction or contact with the owner for a statutorily-defined period of time, generally five years. The Treasurer currently holds more than $822 million in unclaimed assets in more than 4.8 million owner accounts. One in 10 Missourians has Unclaimed Property, and the average return is $300.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel has returned more than $200 million to more than 700,000 accounts since he took office in January 2009, record-setting numbers and nearly 50 percent of all property returned in state history.
See the Atchison County list on page 8.