Millions of dollars go unclaimed in Mississippi - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Millions of dollars go unclaimed in Mississippi

In Mississippi, state leaders are giving away cash. They want you to call in and let them check to see if the state owes you money. In some cases, that phone call could be worth thousands of dollars. In Mississippi, state leaders are giving away cash. They want you to call in and let them check to see if the state owes you money. In some cases, that phone call could be worth thousands of dollars.

(WMC-TV) - In Mississippi, state leaders are giving away cash. They want you to call in and let them check to see if the state owes you money. In some cases, that phone call could be worth thousands of dollars.

Newly elected State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has already given out $5 million in unclaimed property to Mississippians or people who once lived in the state.

And there's even more money going out.

Financial institutions and other holders must release the unclaimed money to the treasurer if there's been no customer contact within five years.

All you have to do is call in, provide some information and you might get a surprise.

Fitch said government agencies also have money waiting and some recipients are giving the money back to the treasurer's office to help fund an endowment to teach financial literacy to children.

That number in Mississippi is 601-359-3534.

But you can find information about unclaimed cash in any state by clicking here.

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