PHOENIX - A social media frenzy of free cash has made its way to the Valley, and so far two people have found $100 total.
On Sunday, Terragene Lutz found the first $50 inside an envelope taped to the Tempe Town Lake pedestrian bridge. She followed clues from the Twitter account @Hidden_CashAz.
On Tuesday around 6 a.m., the account sent clues that the second drop of money was hidden near 40th street and also Arbor Avenue.
Twitter user @rcloma found $50 in a bush at Chelsea Park around 7:30 a.m.
It’s not known who is behind the Valley account, but the account asks participants of the game to “have fun, treat each other with respect”, and for a picture to be tweeted out with the hashtag “#Hidden_CashAz”.
This modern day treasure hunt first started in San Francisco in late May by the user @HiddenCash. The user anonymously began hiding envelopes full of cash around the city, and soon moved to Oakland, San Jose, Burbank and Hollywood.
The next stop for the mysterious millionaire is Manhattan. All that’s known about him is that he’s a middle aged real estate investor who’s recently joined the wealthiest 1% of the American population, he told CNN.
Soon after, different hidden cash accounts popped up in Dallas, San Antonio, St. Louis, Chicago and even the United Kingdom.
Although the money that has popped up around the Valley is in smaller increments compared to the hundreds that the user Hidden Cash has been hiding, Valley residents are still on the hunt for the next monetary drop.