Have you ever put on a coat that you hadn’t worn in a while and found a $20 bill in the pocket and then felt that feeling that is unlike any other? Sure, it’s small, but hey, it’s $20!
Before you go to your closet and try on all the clothes you haven’t worn in awhile, try seeing if you have any cash to claim in the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Here in Madison County there is $601,074.00 waiting to be claimed!
This is cash or financial assets that was owed to you and for some reason wasn’t returned to you. In some instances, it could be a check you forgot to cash, or was lost in the mail. In other cases it may be a rebate, or a deposit that was never returned.
Now, if you’re like me you immediately think “there’s no way, I know where all my money is.” Perhaps this is the case, but it’s estimated that 1 in 4 Arkansans has cash to claim. The odds are good that either you or someone you know has cash sitting in state coffers just waiting to be claimed!
State Auditor Andrea Lea tells me that most claims are completed online in under 5 minutes, with most checks being delivered 7-10 business days after a claim is submitted. The online process is safe and secure, so you can feel confident your personal information is protected.
To start searching for your treasure, you can visit ClaimItAR.com. This is where you can search your name, your family, and businesses or organizations. With over half a million available to claim right here in Madison County, many of you will be able to buy a new coat instead of sorting through last year’s pocket lint and candy wrappers!