There was quite a bit of excitement at Sacramento State Tuesday morning as word spread that 18 cash-filled envelopes were hidden in parts of the campus.
The envelopes come from the man behind @HiddenCash, the Twitter account spurring scavenger hunts in cities around the world.
At 10 a.m., people were still looking on the Sac State campus for money, even though the clues were posted much earlier in the morning.
Regina Alvarado was poking at bushes and tree limbs with a stick.
"Well I started probably about 7:30 a.m. in the Shasta Building," says Alvarado. "It’s a good walk, so if anything I’m getting my wonderful daily exercise."
Luigi Mancuso and girlfriend Amber Ancalade were also searching.
"We heard there was supposed to be money hidden around the alumni center and underneath trees," he says. "So that’s what we’re doing. We’re looking underneath all the trees around here. We just got her probably about 20 minutes ago. So, hopefully, we have good luck, you know?"
At about 11:20 a.m., the Twitter account sent out this message: "Sacramento - we're not quite done for the day. Decided to do another drop. Different location, not CSUS. First clue in 45 min or less."
A later post states that more envelopes were available at Capitol State Park.
The last message shows: "Sac: 10 envelopes were in the bark at Capitol State Park between N+12 and N+13. Tweet your photos! And some cash was found in a tree hollow."
Jason Buzi is the driving force behind the popular Twitter account. He graduated from Sacramento State with a business degree.
Hidden Cash has given away more than $25,000. The Twittter account boasts more than 640,000 followers.
Buzi says about $2500 was given away today, not including some silver dollars.
-Capital Public Radio Staff