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Millions in unclaimed funds could be yours

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 13 September, 2012 - 9:49 AM
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Millions of dollars in unclaimed funds are sitting in the State Revenue Office, and some of it could be yours.

LINK: Search the State Revenue Office’s database to see if there’s any unclaimed funds belonging to you

Spokesperson for the State Revenue Office Darren Joyce told Justin Smith that amongst the funds were unclaimed lottery and betting winnings from Tattersalls, Intralot and TAB.

”We had one fellow walk into our office with a Tattlotto ticket in his hand,” Mr Joyce said.

”We ran it through the system and he…left with about $600,000.”

Mr Joyce said often the funds come to the SRO as its owners can’t be found, and recommended trying different variations of your name while searching the database.

"There's a number of different permutations you need to look at when you're searching to see if you've got some funds owing to you."

Mr Joyce said in the last twelve months of the $70 million that came through the SRO's door, only $22 million was claimed.

LISTEN: Spokesperson for the State Revenue Office Darren Joyce speaks with Justin Smith:

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Blog comments Your Say

  • Would love to know if i have any money lying around. Also have heaps of old tattslotto tickets here. Where can i take them to, to have them checked. Thankyou

    LORETTA FULLER Sunday 28 April, 2013 - 11:09 AM
  • dont think i will check, my luck ill be owing something to someone!!!

    sue Saturday 15 September, 2012 - 10:58 PM
  • Fell like Santa.I found $250 for my daughter and $37 00 for my neighbour,Alas none for me though.

    Wendy Friday 14 September, 2012 - 3:46 PM
  • i would like to know if i have any money lying around

    rajan khanna Friday 14 September, 2012 - 12:24 PM
  • thank you for this opportunity to see if there are any unclaimed funds in my name

    Josephine Moschetti Friday 14 September, 2012 - 10:39 AM
  • Thankyou. I looked up a family member and am claiming $774.

    Bev Friday 14 September, 2012 - 6:50 AM

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