According to New York's state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli the empire state is currently sitting on over $10 billion of unclaimed assets waiting to be claimed. More than 25 million accounts have been turned over to the state. During the last fiscal year, over $650 million was turned over and only $227 million was returned to 360,000 New Yorkers.
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Some other statistics concerning the assets that were returned to people are that 40% of all returns were less than $50 and 60% of funds returned were for less than $100. But many things worth thousands of dollars were also returned. In fact the largest single claim ever paid was $4 million.