The furtive joy of discovering a $20 bill in an old pair of jeans is all the proof you'll need: Money found truly is sweeter than money earned.
Uncovering cash that should have been paid to you from private businesses but, through a series of convoluted processes, ended up in the State Controller's vaults –- well, that's not bad either.
The state is holding several billion dollars of unclaimed money owed to millions of individuals or businesses. Think you might have some cash waiting for you? You might be surprised. Give it a whirl here. We'll wait.
And if you are owed money, you have some lofty company: