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The State Treasurer's Office will publish its 2018 unclaimed property report in Nebraska newspapers this month.

Treasurer Don Stenberg said the 40-page tabloid includes 30,865 names from properties received in 2017. The names include individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions, schools and colleges, and governmental entities.

Last year, the treasurer's office returned more than $15.3 million, the second-largest amount returned in one year in the history of the program. In 2016, a record $16.3 million was returned.

In 2017, a total of 16,748 claims were paid for an average of $914 per claim, according to a news release from Stenberg's office.

The listing to be published includes properties received in 2017, but Nebraskans can check anytime for their name on the website:

In total, the Treasurer’s Office is holding more than $170 million in unclaimed funds for more than 350,000 owners.

The tabloid will appear in the Lincoln Journal Star on March 18.

Readers are encouraged to look for their names as well as the names of relatives, businesses and friends. Each name is listed by last-known county of residence. Readers who find their names should use one of the following methods to file claims:

* Check the Nebraska State Treasurer’s website at Type a name in the box on the home page, or click on the "Search for Unclaimed Property" link in the left navigation pane. For amounts less than $500, owners may be able to file their claims online through the website.

* Or call the Unclaimed Property Division at 877-572-9688 or 402-471-8497, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

* Or complete the claim form found inside the front cover of the tabloid, have it notarized and mailed to the State Treasurer’s Office, Unclaimed Property Division, 809 P St., Lincoln, NE 68508-1390.

* Visit the Unclaimed Property office at 809 P St. in Lincoln or in the Treasurer’s Office in Suite 2005 of the state Capitol. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An owner should bring a driver’s license and Social Security card.


Assistant city editor

Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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