Treasurer Clint Zweifel says millions in unclaimed cash available at the State Fair
Nearly $57,000 claimed at the 2010 State Fair
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY-ful) announced today that members of his Unclaimed Property team will be at the 2011 State Fair each day starting Thursday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mathewson Exhibition Center to help Missourians find and claim their property.
More than 400 account owners found $56,858 at the 2010 Missouri State Fair. One in 10 Missourians has Unclaimed Property, and there is $600 million available. Fairgoers will be able to search for property, file claims and ask questions.
“Thousands of Missourians will visit Sedalia for the State Fair, and it’s a perfect time to see if they, their family or their friends have some money waiting for them,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “The process is simple and easy – with 55 percent of claims now done without a piece of paper. Most fairgoers are going to find money or know someone who is owed money. The average claim is $300, so it is worth a visit.”
Anyone can search for Unclaimed Property anytime at www.ShowMeMoney.com. Missourians can also sign-up to receive email notifications when new Unclaimed Property matching their information is added. Since January 2009, Treasurer Zweifel has returned $85 million to more than 260,000 account owners.