Update: February 19th
South Carolina is sitting on nearly $380 million in unclaimed cash, and some of it could be yours.
We checked with the South Carolina Treasurer's Office. They tell us, they received 2,275 claims so far. Typically, the office gets 50 to 60 claims a day.
It's not too late to find out if you have cash, waiting on you. Look for links below, to the South Carolina Treasurer's Office.
Original Story: February 15th, 2013
Connie DeVore hit the jackpot without ever playing the lottery. The Greenville homeowner and her husband paid off their mortgage and didn't realize they had money left over in an escrow account.
"So it's been sitting there, now this has been several years, and we just completely forgot about it," she said.
Eventually the funds were sent to the South Carolina Treasurers office to join a pool of almost $380 million dollars in unclaimed cash.
A mailing prompted DeVore to check the state's online list of unclaimed accounts. That's when she discovered there was more than $3,000 waiting for her.
"I am blown away. I screamed quite loudly."
"So how does the state end up with all that cash, by law financial institutions and companies must turn over any money considered abandoned. That includes everything from un-cashed paychecks to unclaimed tax refunds."
And just because you've filed a claim in the past, doesn't mean you shouldn't look again. DeVore did, and check it out.
"Oh my gosh!" exclaimed DeVore, who had just found 2 new claims.
All the more reason for you to check. You may be pleasantly surprised.