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Michigan and Ohio Battle to Find Forgotten Funds in Football Challenge during November

Michiganders Encouraged to Find Lost or Unclaimed Property November 1-25

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders have a long-standing rivalry with our Buckeye neighbor to the south, especially during football season. This November, you too can channel your competitive Spartan or Wolverine spirit and be part of Michigan’s blitz for the win.

Throughout the month, Michigan Unclaimed Property is challenging the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds to see which state’s residents can find and claim the most forgotten funds. Special focus on the Michigan State vs. Ohio State game on November 11, and the University of Michigan vs. Ohio State game on November 25 will spotlight the sparring states’ Find Forgotten Funds-Football Edition competition.

“This is a terrific way to showcase Michigan’s rivalry with ‘that state to the south’ and show who’s really number one,” said Terry Stanton, manager of Michigan Unclaimed Property. “While time will run out on this competition with a big State of Michigan win on November 25, the properties we’re holding never expire and are forever available to be claimed by the rightful owner.”

All Michigan residents are encouraged to visit between November 1 and November 25 to scoop up forgotten cash or property. 

Michigan Unclaimed Property has returned more than $550 million to rightful owners or their heirs over the last five years, and a quick online search could reunite you, your friends and your family members with a potential windfall, including long-lost:

  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit (CD)
  • Over payments
  • Uncashed Checks (payroll, refunds, money orders, cashier checks, insurance benefits, etc.)
  • Dividends Stocks and bonds
  • Contents of a safe deposit box 

“Ohio Department of Commerce is excited to see what happens in this competition for Unclaimed Funds, which will benefit thousands of people across both states in claiming their money,” countered Ohio Outreach Program Administrator Susan Wagner. “No matter what happens in the football game this year, Ohio is confident in an Unclaimed Funds win. Game on!”

As part of the home team, we want to award Michiganders the MVP (Most Valuable Property), but even more – we want our state to win the Find Forgotten Funds-Football Edition challenge. Rush to and let’s beat Ohio on and OFF the field.

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