ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Searching for some extra holiday cash? Millions are waiting to be claimed right here in Central Florida!
"Just in Orange County alone, $133 million," said Florida's Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
As for other Central Florida counties?
"Right now currently based by zip code: Orange county - $133 million dollars, Osceola County - $26 million, Seminole County - $37 million, Volusia county - $49 million, Brevard County - $54 million, and Marion County - $25 million."
Patronis says one in five residents have unclaimed cash or property worth on average $625.
A peek inside the unclaimed property vault in Tallahassee reveals all kinds of contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes.
"If somebody has something in a safe deposit box, our vault in Tallahassee has limited capacity. Once that's at capacity, it's a first in first out. We will auction those items off, but even if you come back for it because it is a true value auction, whatever was sold in that safety deposit box, we will give you the money for what it was sold for: no strings attached, no fees."
To find out if you've got unclaimed cash or property, go FLTreasureHunt.gov. You just have to enter your name and details.
Filling out a claim form won't cost you a dime, but it could net you a few hundred bucks just in time for the holidays!