What if there was $40,000 just waiting for you to claim? 

That's what happened to an Orlando woman, who found out that Florida's Bureau of Unclaimed Property had a huge chunk of money for her family.

26 year old Teresa Tran was given a check for $40,581.50 because her mother had started two different mutual funds in the woman's name years ago. 

Officials say this is the case for many Floridians.  There are millions of other people who have money sitting in the bureau, some of the cash has been there since the 1960s.

In the past fiscal year, the division has taken in nearly $400 million and returned about 60 percent of that money to its rightful owners.

Click Here to find out if you are owed money.

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