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Cash-A-Thon Nets $201,319 for WECT viewers

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Wilmington residents were reunited with their unclaimed cash. Wilmington residents were reunited with their unclaimed cash.
Callers flooded our phone bank to see if they had unclaimed cash. Callers flooded our phone bank to see if they had unclaimed cash.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Our first-ever WECT Cash-A-Thon helped our viewers get hundreds of thousands of dollars in unclaimed cash back in their pockets.

North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell and some of her staff came to the WECT studios for a live Cash-A-Thon Wednesday evening.

The phones rang off the hook for an hour and a half as people called in to see if they had cash just waiting to be claimed. The treasurer's staff members were able to start the claims process on the spot.

Our own Frances Weller and Chief Photographer Ryan Koresko also found out live on air that they had money waiting to be claimed.

If you missed the Cash-A-Thon, or couldn't get through on the phone, it's not too late! Go to NCCash.com to find out if you have unclaimed property.

1 in 8 North Carolinians have property being held by the state. The entire fund is $344 million, including tens of millions for people right here in our viewing area.

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