You could have unclaimed property in your name.
The state of Florida returned more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property to people over the past five years, including $388 million last year.
In addition to tangible items like jewelry, coins and baseball cards, the state keeps track of unclaimed bank accounts, stock dividends, and utility or rent deposits.
Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis oversees the Division of Unclaimed Property, which will be hosting an auction this Saturday in Tampa.
Floridians can check if they have a claim at the state’s unclaimed property website.
Patronis said one in five Floridians have some type of unclaimed property, adding that more than $1 billion in assets have yet to be claimed.
“You should put your name in, your parents’ name, your grandparents’ name, a business that you own or a business that you once owned, and check out our unclaimed property,” Patronis said.
The in-person auction will be held on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore.
To see if you have unclaimed property or money, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.gov.