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My Florida C F O
Weekly eNewsletter from Florida's Chief Financial Officer

Video Text: Unclaimed Property Auction

If you are in the Jacksonville area next Saturday, September 17, I would like to invite you to the annual Florida Unclaimed Property Auction at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra.

The auction is an annual sale of items from unclaimed safe deposit boxes turned over to the state. Auction items include jewelry, coins, gold, silver, antiques, watches, and more over 37,000 lots in all. A preview of items will be held on Friday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

I hope you will join us for the annual action, but most importantly, I encourage you to check our Web site, FLTreasureHunt.org, to see if you have unclaimed property that the state is holding for you.

The auction is a great annual event, but ideally we would like to reunite Floridians with their lost property and funds. My Bureau of Unclaimed Property currently holds more than $1 billion in unclaimed property. In this challenging economic climate, it is more important than ever that this money ends up back in the pockets of hardworking Floridians.

I hope you will join us for the auction and go online today— FLTreasureHunt.org—to see if you have unclaimed property that we can return to you.

Thank you.

Jeff Atwater
Jeff Atwater
Chief Financial Officer
State of Florida