"I'm a Sac State graduate, so I'm really excited to come to Sac as an alumnus," said Buzi, who now lives in
Hidden Cash started earlier this month when a Twitter account gave the public clues to the location of envelopes containing
Since its inception, Hidden Cash has given away more than
Buzi was among a core group of about five anonymous people behind the Hidden Cash treasure hunt, but his anonymity was broken two weeks ago. The television show "Inside Edition" used a voice-analysis expert to identify him after an interview, he said.
In Sacramento, as in other cities, cash hunters will follow the @HiddenCash Twitter account for clues to where the envelopes are hidden in the capital city. But Buzi has not said which day this week the contest will begin in
Buzi tweeted a hint from the @HiddenCash account at
"First clue: Fill in the blanks for time and place: FAT_ _BIRD _ NEST," @HiddenCash tweeted.
All of the hidden treasures will be in a centralized location, Buzi said. The envelopes will hold
Buzi said the response to his social-media-steered treasure hunts has been "overwhelmingly positive."
"I wanted to do something along the lines of bringing people together in a fun way," Buzi said.
"We've had more excitement about Sacramento than we have had in bigger cities like
Buzi wants to encourage treasure hunters to keep the search safe and fun. For those who find the money, he encourages them to "pay it forward."
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