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Wis. woman gets nearly $244K in unclaimed money

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- An 81-year-old La Crosse woman just found out something that likely made her holidays a little brighter.

She received nearly $244,000 in unclaimed money from the state this week.

State treasury spokesman Ron Giordan says the treasury office contacted her because it was such a large amount.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the woman didn't realize her husband owned a number of municipal bonds, which went to the state after his death.

The woman declined to comment.

Giordan says the state currently has about $403 million in unclaimed assets, but most of those are smaller claims.

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Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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