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Hundreds hunt for hidden cash in Millennium Park

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - 18-year-old Fernando Fernandez became $60 richer Sunday. He was just one of more than half a million people who follow @HiddenCash on Twitter. The latest money drop was at Millennium Park.

“I found it right underneath a park bench next to the bean,” said Fernandez in an interview with FOX 32’s Tisha Lewis.

The hidden cash craze started out west and quickly spread.

“I’ve been following him ever since San Francisco because of what he did. I heard that he was leaving money all over San Francisco,” said Fernandez.

The money-stuffed envelopes hidden in Chicago’s main attractions drew dozens.

“There were lots of people out there. There had to be at least 100 people out there looking,” said Fernandez.

“He’s like, ‘Oh, I found it,’ and I thought he was kidding at first because I wasn’t expecting him to find anything and then he actually pulled out the envelope,” said Killian McDonald, Fernando’s friend.

On Twitter, @HiddenCash urges winners to tweet a photo of their envelope and cash and pay it forward.

“I think it’s kind of awesome that he just leaves money for people to find, especially people who spend it on good things, like if they give it to someone who needs help, I think that’s awesome,” said McDonald.

Fernandez will soon be a college student and said he’ll cover a stranger’s tab with the money. He offered this advice to those still searching, “I know it was kind of hard to find because it as a true scavenger hunt but the only way to find this was to get a little dirty.”

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