Treasury can help Pennsylvanians cross the finish line to claim their cash
Harrisburg, PA - In celebration of National Running Day, Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that more than $40 million is owed to nearly 270,000 Pennsylvanians who should be sprinting to retrieve their unclaimed property – those with a name or business name that includes the words Jesse, Owens, Wilma, Rudolph, Usain, Bolt, Carl, Lewis, Florence, Griffith, Joyner, Fast, and Run.
“One of my favorite hobbies is running, and I encourage everyone to sprint over to Treasury’s website to see if any of the $4 billion in unclaimed property we’re safeguarding belongs to you. If you find property that’s yours, don’t wait for the starter pistol to sound! You can begin the claims process right away online. And if you need help, my team at Treasury is happy to take the baton and make sure your claim crosses the finish line. We want to get your money back into your hands in record time.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
Unclaimed property includes things like dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, forgotten stocks, and insurance policies, as well as tangible property like the contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes, and more. State law requires businesses to report unclaimed property to Treasury, generally after three years of dormancy.
Treasury is on track to return the most unclaimed property ever in a fiscal year during FY 2022-23 – a feat that comes on the heels of returning more than $211 million in 2022, the third-most ever in a calendar year.
In total, Treasury is currently seeking the owners of more than $4 billion in unclaimed property. One in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average value of a claim is $1,600.
To learn more about unclaimed property or to search Treasury’s database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.