Unclaimed money is usually held in the state where the account was originally situated, so if you have lived in multiple states, you will want to search all of them. To apply for unclaimed winnings or prizes , the ticket must have been purchased in Victoria and be more than six months old and, in the case of Tattersalls and Intralot, not be on a registered card. I had been contacted by 3 solicitors offices telling me that I had an unclaimed cheque waiting. Each were for some unclaimed dividends from an old insurance policy that she had forgotten about.
Firms, gaming venues and betting agencies lodge these unclaimed amounts with us. Please note, however, that we do not hold all types of lost money. Web access to unclaimed money is provided to assist owners locate and make a claim for their funds. If you know that a Federal agency has income belonging to you, but need to have the phone number for the agency, try calling the Federal Information Center at 1-301-722-9000 or going to or the Federal Citizen Info Center at 1-800-FED-Info (1-800-333-4636) or going to They can direct you to the suitable Federal office.
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