Treasury Has More Than $238 Million in Lost Money Some of It May Be Yours

BATON ROUGE, LA – Does the state of Louisiana owe you money? Houma area residents will have a chance to find out at the State Treasury’s $238 million Unclaimed Property Awareness Day on Saturday, December 6, at Southland Mall.

One in six people in Louisiana has unclaimed property in the Treasury, so there is a strong possibility that we have money for you or someone you know, said State Treasurer John Kennedy. With these odds, you have a much better chance of striking it rich at the mall this weekend than you do from buying lottery tickets.

The Treasury’s unclaimed property database has information on 500,000 people who are entitled to more than $238 million. Treasurer Kennedy and department representatives will be located at the Sears entrance of Southland Mall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help anyone who finds unclaimed property file a claim for the money on the spot. As always, this is a free service.

We host these events at shopping malls because they are a great way for us to reach many people and return a sizeable amount of money to citizens who never even knew they had it, said Treasurer Kennedy. At an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day we held just a few months ago in Alexandria, we returned more than $16,000 to area citizens and estimate that we generated hundreds of dollars for the area economy.

Sarah Mulhearn
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