The Office of the State Treasurer in Maine says it has received more than $11 million in unclaimed property in the past year alone – bringing the total value of unclaimed property held by the state to a whopping $249,909,550.

The state collects unclaimed property from organizations such as former employers, banks and utility companies. Maine officials say it’s possible for state residents to have unexpected unclaimed property due to forgotten accounts, overpaid bills and uncollected wages.

The state lists unclaimed property on the treasurer’s website and if any of it belongs to you, it’s possible to claim it immediately at

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