North La. Claim of $2.3 Million Drives Interest in La. Unclaimed Property
Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder says that inquiries into Louisiana's Unclaimed Property program is running at a feverish pace since last week's claim of $2.3 million from a North Louisiana resident.
In an article to the Louisiana Radio Network, Schroder says, “Since June 11th, in just a four day period, we answered 2,566 calls and prior to that from June 4th to June 8th, as an example, was only 821.”
Discovering that you've got over 2 million dollars just sitting in a Louisiana vault somewhere has got to be one of the greatest "finds" of a lifetime. I get excited just finding a $5 bill in my Sunday slacks, so I can't even imagine what it would be like to find out that I'm a millionaire and just didn't know it.
In the article, Schroder goes on to say, "I tell people that this is lost money. The company loses your address and by law, they have to turn that over to the state. My job is to try to return it.”
I checked to see if my name was on the list. No luck. Also checked my wife and sons, and lo and behold, one of my boys actually had two claims waiting for him to claim. It wasn't a lot of money, but it's his, so it was well worth a look just to see.
Apparently, the State of Louisiana still has over $800 million in unclaimed money, so it would be worth a visit to www.LAtreasury.com to see if you might be on the list.