CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — You’re never too old to get the surprise of a lifetime.
A 90-year-old woman was surprised Wednesday with a six-figure unclaimed property check at a news conference in Charleston.
Louise, a former resident of West Virginia, accepted a $290,353.15 check from the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office.
The treasurer’s office didn’t want to release Louise’s last name for privacy concerns.
The unclaimed money comes from liquidated stocks in her late-husband’s name originally purchased from the West Virginia American Water Company.
Louise says she isn’t sure how she’ll spend the money. Right now, she says she is just numb and trying to process it.
“I can’t express how exciting it is to find the rightful owner of this money and return it,” West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue said. “I always say that you are never too old to enjoy the benefits of being reunited with lost assets. Today is a perfect example of how our unclaimed property program works for claimants of all ages.”
This is the 12th largest check ever returned to an individual from the state’s unclaimed property program, according to the release.