Updated: Thursday, 29 Oct 2009, 7:27 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 29 Oct 2009, 8:59 AM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - The State of Connecticut is making another push to reunite people with their unclaimed money.
The Treasurer's Office published the names of nearly 34,000 thousand people in Connecticut who have money coming to them.
And that's not all, there are over 800,000 other names online making the big list even bigger; it's all based on unclaimed property, maybe inherited money, maybe an old savings account. There's millions the state has that may be yours if your name comes up.
Jeff Russell of the Costume Bazaar got a big surprise this morning when he found out he was on the list. "Beautiful, that's awesome. It couldn't have happened at a better time," he said.
So online he went, claimed his stake and filled out the forms. Now he waits to find out how much is coming to him. It could be a few bucks; could be as much as $200,000.
Scott: "It says the holder of the funds is Sacred Heart
University. Would you know why they had money for you?"
Russell: "Well, we do a few shows for them and it could be something within their accounting department, where an invoice got misplaced."
Either way, it's no longer misplaced in the state and being returned to it's rightful owner.
The list of names was in the morning papers, but you can go straight to the web site CTBigList.com, and type in your name to see if you may have money coming. If you do, follow the instructions to claim your money.