It's summertime in Eastern Iowa, I can assure you this is a hot weather fever dream. The state of Iowa just might have property or even cash with YOUR name on it. Let me explain before you go make a down payment on a hot new pickup truck (though, red IS your color, by the way...)

Iowa's State Treasurer Roby Smith has an official government website that is 100% dedicated to helping Iowans get money or land to which they are rightfully entitled to have in their pockets.

Time to go huntin'!

The website has the fun name 'Great Iowa Treasure Hunt', but it's legit. It's real, and there are TONS of unclaimed goodies waiting to be claimed. The site claims the agency has reconnected Iowans with $373,605,950 as of this writing.

Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash
Photo by Alexander Grey on Unsplash

Since the site boasts it has returned nearly $400,000 in unclaimed entities to deserving people, you may wonder if there is much left to be claimed. There is still a vast amount of cash waiting to be claimed now. All you have to do is punch in your first and last name and see what (if anything) you've got coming to you.

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I hail from Minnesota originally, but for fun, I entered my wife's last name, and members of what we think are her family popped up. Sadly, no money is owed to her.

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash
Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Roby Smith assumed the position of Iowa Treasurer in 2023 after he defeated Michael Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald had held the office of the Treasurer of Iowa since 1983.

Oh, if Iowa owes you a lot of money, don't forget who tipped you off. Remember to go here to see if you have money waiting to be claimed.


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