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

Typically, it’s spent on schools, but the state will pay back whoever claims the money, and there’s a website that’ll help you do exactly that.

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Forgotten any bank accounts, lately?

If a financial account remains unused 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 unused safe deposit boxes.

Typically, it’s spent on schools, but the state will pay back whoever 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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