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State treasury returns $150K in unclaimed property at Baton Rouge event

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — The Louisiana Department of the Treasury has returned $150,506 in unclaimed money to hundreds of residents during an event in Baton Rouge.

State Treasury John Kennedy, in a statement Monday, said one lady found $20,000 during Saturday's Unclaimed Property event at the Mall of Louisiana. Kennedy says a person has a better chance of finding unclaimed property than of winning the lottery.

Since 1972, the program has returned more than $373 million to almost 600,000 Louisiana citizens.

Those who missed the event are encouraged to search for missing money online at http://www.LATresury.com or call toll-free at 1-888-925-4127 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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