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Are YOU missing a spare $467million? How to claim your share of forgotten New South Wales money 

Residents in New South Wales could be due a share of a jackpot $467million treasure chest just waiting to be claimed.

The bumper cash haul is forgotten money held by Revenue NSW from abandoned share dividends, trust accounts, refunds, commissions and deceased estates.

And it's all just a few clicks away, with an easy online search engine immediately telling you if you're in the money or not. 

Now NSW Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope has encouraged NSW locals to take a peek to see if they've got a windfall waiting for them.  

Residents in New South Wales could be due a share of a jackpot $467million treasure chest just waiting to be claimed. (Pictured, couples celebrate with champagne)

The bumper cash haul is forgotten money held by Revenue NSW from abandoned share dividends, trust accounts, refunds, commissions and deceased estates. (Pictured, stock image of cash being handed over)

'We know many people are doing it tough, especially during the pandemic, with most households having to keep a close eye on their budget,' he said on Tuesday. 

'You could have hundreds or thousands of dollars that you didn't know about.'

He added: 'The largest single amount on the unclaimed money register is more than $1 million from a deceased estate in Cabramatta.

'There are 10 amounts of more than $500,000 each, waiting to be collected by the rightful owners.'

As well as the big money payouts awaiting an owner, there are also more than 255,000 unpresented cheques worth $108 million looking for the right account. 

The unclaimed cash is just a few clicks away, with an easy online search engine immediately telling you if you're in the money or not. (Pictured, a stock image of a woman at her laptop)

A staggering $14million-plus is awaiting around 23,000 people in the City of Sydney LGA alone, with almost $2m to be shared by 4,429 people in North Sydney.

Randwick has $1.78m looking for 3,563 rightful owners, and similar amounts in Chatswood, Cabramatta, Parramatta, Mosman and Bexley.

Outside the city, there are riches in regional NSW with $742,000 waiting to be shared by 2,386 in Wollongong, and similar cash sums lying dormant for locals in Newcastle, Orange, Newcastle and Goulburn.  

'Anyone can search for unclaimed money on the Revenue NSW website,' said Mr Tudehope. 

NSW Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope (pictured) has encouraged NSW locals to take a peek to see if they've got a windfall waiting for them

A staggering $14million-plus is awaiting around 23,000 people in the City of Sydney LGA alone, with almost $2m to be shared by 4,429 people in North Sydney. ((Pictured, stock image of Australian bank notes)

'It is a free service offered by the NSW Government to get money back into the hands of its owners.'

The unclaimed money register holds money that has not made it to the correct owner for any number of reasons, including a change of address or name, misplaced paperwork or has simply been forgotten.

Revenue NSW periodically undertakes data matching activities and attempts to contact potential owners of new items received from enterprises.

The unclaimed money register can be found here. 

The unclaimed money register (pictured) holds money that has not made it to the correct owner for any number of reasons

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