A seven-figure windfall is waiting to be claimed by Bendigo residents in long-lost wages, rental bonds and share dividends, according to the State Revenue Office.
The SRO's latest data reveals there are more than one million unclaimed entitlements across Victoria, ranging from as low as $20 to $994,994 - the biggest single entitlement - owed to a Melbourne woman.
In Bendigo, $1.15 million is ready to be collected.
The biggest entitlement is $9850 for an Elmore woman, followed by $9500 for a Bendigo man and $8400 for a Kennington woman.
Treasurer Tim Pallas said you will know within seconds if you're sitting on an unexpected windfall.
"This is money that is just waiting to be collected by their rightful owners," Mr Pallas said.
"We encourage all Victorians, businesses and community groups to do a search and you may be pleasantly surprised."
Bendigo currently has 11,069 individual entitlements registered across the shire.
$68,547 is waiting to be collected from Golden Square, $76,729 from Kangaroo Flat and $48,353 from Eaglehawk.
The unclaimed money is made up of share dividends, salaries, wages, rents and bonds, debentures and interest, and proceeds from sales that for whatever reason is not collected.
After 12 months, the money is held by the SRO and there is no time limit to claiming held money.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said every dollar counted.
"In these tough times, every dollar counts - everyone should be checking for a windfall with their name on it," Ms Allan said.
Last financial year, the SRO reunited $16.6 million with its rightful owners through more than 18,000 entitlements, or 50 processed claims a day.
Geelong leads the regional Victorian tally with $2.74 million in unclaimed entitlements, followed by Ballarat with $1.28 million, and then Bendigo.
To check if you are entitled to unclaimed money, simply visit sro.vic.gov.au/unclaimedmoney
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