WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Between 4,000 and 5,000 people are expected to make a stop in the Massachusetts building at the Big E, to find out whether they are owed any money.
The state treasurer’s office has been running the unclaimed money booth at the Big E for a few years now. It offers people to opportunity to look in the state’s database to find out whether they are owed money by the state, or another entity.
About 40% of the people who come to visit later find out that they are owed something. On Thursday, 22News saw John Davis of Sterling discover that he had $75 dollars coming to him; money he said that he will now put toward his wife’s birthday present.
“My wife has been after me for years. We come here every year. They always have that booth one of these was for 2009 and I never thought there was anybody there,” said Davis.
If you are owed money, you will not receive it immediately at the Big E. You can fill out a form in order to have a check mailed to you.
The state estimates that there is about $2.5 billion in unclaimed money owed to Massachusetts residents.