The annual list is out: State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier’s CT Big List shows 1.2 million lost or unclaimed assets worth $627 million, and the office wants you to make your rightful claim.
“The Treasury is one of the few agencies in government that gives money back to people,” Nappier said.
Items on the list include long-closed bank accounts, unredeemed shares of stock in companies that no longer exist, money from expired bank checks and other financial assets. More than 54,000 new assets were added this year, never before published.
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Feeling lucky today? No fewer than 65 owners have lost assets totaling at least $200,000 apiece. Some firms known as “finders” are scouring the list and contacting rightful owners to “help” recover lost assets, but that isn’t necessary.
I just checked, and I had seven claims on the list, so I’m sending in my claim today.
The Top 10 Numbers to Know:
1,160,661: Total owners on this year’s list
$627 million: Total amount of lost assets on the list
454,543: Total owners with lost assets between $50 and $100
105,345: Total owners with claims of at least $1,000
63,115: Number of owners in Hartford, the No. 2 city after Stamford (66,204)
54,845: Total owners on this year’s printed list of never-before published lost assets, in today’s newspapers and also available at libraries and town halls
$150.4 million: The total amount returned to 36,000 owners in the two years ending June 30, 2013 — an average of $4,175 per claim.