Someone has $1.7 million sitting in a dormant account that is now being held by New York State.
In fact, the state has 31 million unclaimed accounts worth $13 billion.
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging people to visit www.osc.state.ny.us. Millions of people could end up with unexpected windfalls by simply typing in their names and some other identifying information. Of course, not every person with unclaimed funds will feel like a lottery winner.