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The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt: Jesup man getting money


Millions of your dollars are waiting to be claimed. The state of Iowa is holding it until the rightful owner comes forward. But that doesn't always happen.

In part two of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, we visit a Jesup family thrilled to finally get some extra cash with our help.

Dave Wyant's mom told him the state was holding some of his money.

"Her brother or somebody had told her.  I typed my name in and didn't find it, so I just let it go," Wyant said.

Like hundreds of other eastern Iowans, the Jesup man's funds had been turned over to the state treasurer when the company that owed him couldn't track him down.

The address on file was that of a former employer.

KWWL has teamed up with the Iowa State Treasurer's Office to help find some of the eastern Iowans with money waiting to be claimed.

We went to Jesup to confirm that Pay Pal owes the tech consultant $1,700.

"That's great. Obviously it was money we didn't have before so a little fun money," said Jeni Wyant, his wife.

With a wife and two kids, ages 9 and 12, every little bit helps!

Like many eastern Iowans we contacted, at first Dave thought the whole thing was a scam.

"But after you called I did a search and it came up and I was like well, okay," he said.

In fact some people told us they weren't interested in getting their money.

But the state will hold it for you until you submit the forms, no questions asked and no fees involved.

"Well sounds like there's a lot of money out there sitting there. Doesn't hurt to go to the website. Type your name in and see," Wyant said.

Click here to find out if you have unclaimed money or property.

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