Good Morning America has been taking great strides in returning unclaimed money into it rightful hands and they found a whopper of a claim.
The Missouri State Treasurer has over $600 million of unclaimed property and one lady actually set the record by getting $6.1 million. The anonymous Kansas City woman owes her windfall to a long lost relative who invested in an obscure stock that just went up and up. It's like winning a lottery you didn't know even existed.
The national and local media organizations have been doing a good job alerting the public to the fact that the states have billions of dollars of missing money and you just need to do simple and free internet searches to see if you (or your dead relatives) have any money that is just waiting in the state's coffers waiting to be claimed. It can be bank accounts, brokerage accounts, Utility deposits or even savings bonds. People like Clark Howard and Oprah Winfrey have also worked to highlight this issue and help people contact their state treasurer and investigate their "cash dash" websites to see if they can get rich quick.