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SC adds 600K new properties to unclaimed property website

The South Carolina State House in Columbia.
The South Carolina State House in Columbia.(WCSC/WIS)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2021 at 12:59 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Treasurer’s Office said Tuesday more than 600,000 new properties were reported to the state’s Unclaimed Property Program.

The properties include more than 3,500 rebate checks of $50 issued in 2019 as part of the Mega Millions lottery windfall.

Click here to search for unclaimed property at the State Treasurer’s website.

“The State Treasurer’s Office completed what we call Holder Season, the time of year when companies that are holding unclaimed property for South Carolinians must remit it to the state’s Unclaimed Property Program,” State Treasurer Curtis Loftis said. “Our team has finished reconciling the reports submitted this past fall, and now we begin the process of identifying the rightful owners so we can return these funds to them.”

The state is currently more than $700 million in unclaimed property statewide.

Examples of unclaimed property include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, unclaimed insurance proceeds and forgotten utility deposits.

The State Treasurer’s Office acts as custodian of these funds until the rightful owners come forth and make a claim.

“Now is the perfect time to search our website,” Loftis said. “I encourage individuals, business owners, churches, schools, and other organizations to visit the State Treasurer’s Office website at treasurer.sc.gov to see if there is new money waiting for you.”

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