Finding a lost $20 bill on the street feels like winning the lottery. Now, imagine how the TSA must be feeling after collecting almost $1 million in unclaimed funds during the last fiscal year.
The lotto-sized figure includes both domestic and foreign currency, in paper bills and change, that was left behind at airport security checkpoints across the United States. Granted, roughly $900,000 was in US dollars. Of that, nearly $100,000 was collected at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The San Francisco, Miami, Las Vegas, and Dallas-Fort Worth airports collected the next-highest amounts, all between $40,000 and $53,000.