From Vacuums to Gold, There's $2.5 Billion in Unclaimed Property in Virginia

One in four Virginia residents has unclaimed property, according to the Treasurer of Virginia.

More than $2.5 billion worth of cash and valuables are in the Treasury's care, WSLS-TV in Roanoke reports. Items include a solid gold bar worth about $20,000 and a three-carat diamond ring. There are also tools, cookware, vacuum cleaners and guitars. 

It comes from various places. For instance, banks turn dormant security boxes over to the state. There are also life insurance policies of which beneficiaries are unaware.

Some people over the years have reclaimed lost property that was worth more than $1 million.

You can check the state's Treasury website for any unclaimed property that may belong to you.

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