RALEIGH – Fairgoers this year, after finishing their third fried Three Musketeers, could quite possibly hit an unexpected payday. Or, at least, one that never found their way to them. Nearly $800 million in unclaimed cash is available at the state fair and attendees can file the claims right on the spot without filling out paperwork, the first year that option is available.
“[…] They said we may have unclaimed money. So we plugged in his computer thing, and he did,” said Kitty Rominger, of Winston-Salem.
And the Romingers weren’t alone. Since the fair began October 17, 185 claims have been filed and the state will shell out more than $97,000 in unclaimed property. […]
“It could be a last paycheck that didn’t get forwarded through the mail,” said Dale Folwell, state treasurer. “It could be a rent deposit somebody was due back. Or it could be a life insurance policy that someone took out and they never told them they were the beneficiary of that.”
Private citizens aren’t the only ones getting money. The North Carolina Special Olympics received a check Thursday worth $3,000 in unclaimed property. […]”
Imagine rounding the pig pens to learn you have an unclaimed life insurance payout? That’d certainly be worthy of a few more fried Three Musketeers. However, if you cannot make it to the fair, you can check if any of the nearly $800 million is yours at here.