OKLAHOMA CITY – State Treasurer Ken Miller and his staff will be in Stillwater Saturday to give away a Coach Mike Gundy-autographed football and help fans attending the OSU-Lamar game find their unclaimed property.
Miller and his unclaimed property staff will be at the Hall of Fame Block Party on the north side of Boone Pickens Stadium prior to kick-off to help fans look for their names on the unclaimed property list and register to win the autographed football.
“We have $500 million for 825,000 Oklahomans and we’d like to return it,” Miller said. “We have unclaimed property for about one-in-five Oklahomans. I hope Cowboy fans will accept my invitation to stop by our tent Saturday afternoon.”
Miller’s staff will have laptop computers to look up the names of people heading to the game. Everyone who stops and checks for their name will also be able to enter a drawing for the OSU football autographed by Coach Gundy.
“Getting Oklahomans reunited with their unclaimed property is a free public service of the treasurer’s office,” Miller said.
The office also has a website, www.yourmoney.ok.gov, where anyone can search for unclaimed property and start a claim online.
Businesses that lose track of people to whom they owe money are required to remit the funds to the state treasurer’s office along with the names and last known addresses of the owners. Examples of unclaimed property include abandoned bank accounts, uncashed paychecks, utility deposits, oil and gas royalties, stock, bonds and safe deposit box contents.
Participation in the OSU Hall of Fame Block Party is part of Treasurer Miller’s ramped up efforts to reunite Oklahomans with unclaimed property. Last Saturday, Miller and his staff conducted a similar effort in Norman prior to the OU-West Virginia game.
During the last fiscal year, the treasurer’s office returned a record $16 million in unclaimed property.
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For more information contact:
Tim Allen, Deputy Treasurer for Communications & Program Administration