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Floridians: You could have unclaimed money waiting for you

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:09:57-04

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Unclaimed property worth $2 billion is waiting to be collected by its rightful owners throughout Florida.

That's right, you may have money to your name and not know it.

According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, most of the unclaimed money comes from "dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and trust holdings."

The best part about the unclaimed funds is that they never expire and can be claimed at any time at no cost. To see if you have unclaimed money or property, visit FLTreasureHunt.gov.

According to the Florida Department of Financial Services, it paid out $323 million to Floridians in 2019. The department says there is a one in five chance you have unclaimed property.

If you get lucky, you'll find your name and have a few extra bucks in your pocket.