CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Both Carolinas have unclaimed money sitting around, maybe with your name on it, according to WSOC.
North Carolina has approximately $650 million. South Carolina has about $550 million. So, between the two, there is more than $1 billion in unclaimed cash for the taking.
There’s no timeframe people must claim by, and if the person is dead, his or her heirs get the cash. That happens a fair amount and it can be a life-changing shock.
“It’s actually fairly easy, especially if it relates to a grandparent or somebody who put money aside for you in a bank account that you never knew of and it had $30 in it or $50 and, you know, checks got lost in the mail,” said N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell.