The Missouri State Fair kicks off today. If you’re heading to Sedalia, see the sights! Ride the rides! Check out the livestock! Watch the concerts! Eat deep-fried Twix bars! And, uh … claim some unclaimed property?
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced this week that members of his staff will be at the state fair all week to help fairgoers search their database of unclaimed property, make claims and ask questions.
Unclaimed property, for which Missourians can also search online, is essentially a giant financial lost and found from unclaimed accounts across the state. Zweifel’s office says one in 10 Missourians has unclaimed property, with some $600 million floating around waiting to be claimed. He’s publicized the process heavily in an effort to return that money to its rightful owners.
More than 400 account owners found a total of $56,858 at last year’s state fair. So in the midst of your revelry, it could be worth stopping by.