The happenings "inside" the Wisconsin State Treasury and across the street at the State Capitol

Christmas Comes Early With $1 Million+ Returned in 1 Day


My office returned $1,169,282 today in unclaimed money to 218 people and businesses who had submitted claims in recent weeks. Some of the claims were processed in less than 24 hours!

This is the 2nd $1 million+ day this year and pushes the Office closer to breaking last year’s record amount in returns, $32.8 million.

We have been reaching out to more people than ever before trying to let them know they have money to claim.  I spend a lot of time on the phone calling these folks and my claims examiners are not only processing the claims quickly but are walking people through the process to make sure they get their money more quickly.”

The largest claim paid today belonged to a Hales Corners woman. She’ll get a Christmas present worth more than $386,000. 2 other claims of more than $100,000 went to businesses and 15 of the 218 claims were for $10,000 or more.

We returned $3,053,762 in November. This was the 5th $3 million month this year. Year-to-date, the Unclaimed Property Unit has worked harder than ever to return $32,297,770…about $600,000 shy of last years’ record with one month to go!

If you haven’t searched the Unclaimed Property Database, you should consider doing it now…give yourself a great holiday present! You can search 24/7 at www.statetreasury.wisconsin.gov. Click on the magnifying glass on the homepage!

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