BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Department of the Treasury returned $150,506.20 in unclaimed money to hundreds of Baton Rouge area residents this weekend at the Mall of Louisiana, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

“You have a better chance of finding Unclaimed Property in the Louisiana Treasury than you do of winning the lottery,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “This is why we go to malls several times a year and help people search our Unclaimed Property database. We want to get this money back in your hands.”

The Unclaimed Property program has returned more than $373 million to almost 600,000 Louisiana citizens since 1972. A few times a year, Treasury employees go to shopping malls to increase awareness about the Unclaimed Property program.

“One lady found $20,000 Saturday. Another woman is out of work and was overjoyed to find money,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “If you missed the event, go online or give us a call. We’ll get your money back to you.”

Treasurer Kennedy encourages Louisiana residents who could not attend Saturday’s Unclaimed Property Awareness Day to search for missing money online at www.LATreasury.comor call the Treasury’s toll-free hotline at 1-888-925-4127 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012