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More than $1M in unclaimed funds waiting for Milwaukee County residents

There may be good news for Powerball players in Milwaukee County still sore from missing the jackpot. 

Milwaukee County Treasurer David Cullen says the county is trying give more than $1 million in unclaimed funds to rightful owners. 

“The $1.8 million in unclaimed funds is a great deal of money, and it belongs to the people who, in these difficult times, could use the money to help make ends meet,\" Cullen said. \"We are continuing to explore new ways to reach potential claimants with information about these unclaimed funds, and could use the help of Milwaukee County citizens to find them.”

To find out about who is entitled to this unclaimed money, people can access information about the names and amounts on the County Treasurer's website and follow the instructions for viewing the list, downloading and filing a claim form.

A printed copy of the 2015 listing and forms to file claims for the money is also available at the Ready Reference section of all Milwaukee Public Libraries, as well as in the Treasurer's Office, Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N 9th Street, Room 102. 

Claim forms must be notarized and submitted to the Treasurer's Office with a copy of a valid photo ID.

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