Software giant Microsoft would soon payout $1.1 billion to California consumers and businesses. This payment is part of the antitrust claims, which were filed against the company in the courts.

The process of this payout begins next month and would see vouchers being given to Californians who have filed claims.

These vouchers could be redeemed for cash during the next four years as per the information made available to the media.

The settlement was originally approved way back in July 2004 but some legal hassles delayed the payout.

As per incoming information, most customers could claim an amount under $100. However, it all depends upon how much software was purchased by the party. Interestingly, this is just one of the many such payouts issued by Microsoft in the recent past.