State Treasurer of Iowa

Jackpot! Storm Lake Estate Receives Largest Return in State History

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has returned a record $2.3 million in unclaimed property to one gentleman’s estate in Storm Lake.  “I’m very excited to announce the Maurice Wittrock unclaimed properties were claimed through his estate,” Fitzgerald said. “Many of the properties have been in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt for several years. Throughout the years, we tried to reach out and contact Mr. Wittrock, but he chose not to come forward to claim his property. During that time, finders reached out to him as well, offering to reunite him for a fee. I’m pleased his attorney and the estate were able to claim the money at no cost. Our mission is to reunite unclaimed property to its rightful owners and we do that at no cost.” The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $195 million in unclaimed property to more than 465,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started the program in 1983. There are no fees or deadlines to claim through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. 

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