Check for your unclaimed funds in New York

July 26, 2013 2:03:01 PM PDT
Some of us find it hard to imagine, but there's unclaimed money out there.

The New York State Comptroller wants to hand out $12.5 billion from more than 30 million old accounts.

Comptroller Thomas di Napoli handed out lottery-size checks on City Island Friday, even though the amounts were not exactly jackpot-size.

Most people only forget $50 to $100 in old checking or savings accounts.

But one abandoned account does have over $1.7 million in it.

To find out if there is money out there for you, check the comptroller's website: