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November 19, 2013

BUZZ: Curtis Loftis is giving away $400 million

The Buzz

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is trying to give away $400 million -- and you could already be a winner!

Seriously, the treasurer's office operates something called the "unclaimed property fund." We have written about this before. Most of the money is from life insurance policies where insurance companies could not locate the rightful heirs. But it also includes things like unclaimed stock.

The money goes into an account at the Treasurer's Office, and you can search this website to see if any of the money is yours.

And now there is more money than ever:

We would check ourselves, but we're waiting until the fund reaches at least $500 million.

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