JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville joined the national 'hidden money' scavenger hunt on Wednesday.
Tweets from @HiddenMoneyJax started on Tuesday with promises that clues would be tweeted at 9:30 Wednesday morning for five envelopes hidden somewhere downtown.
Dozens of people converged on downtown in search of the envelopes. First Coast News' Jacob Long was the only reporter on the scene as the first free cash was found downtown by Alex Varkonda.
Below is a recap of the tweets from @HiddenMoneyJax through Wednesday's scavenger hunt. Mobile users: http://fcnews.tv/mobileliveblog
The hidden money trend started late May in San Francisco where $20 and $100 bills were left in envelopes around the community. The donor tweeted clues @HiddenCash. Soon, clues were tweeted for money hidden around New Orleans, Dallas and other cities.
@HiddenCash calls the giveaways a "social experiment for good." The account, created May 23, has more than 344,000 followers.
"I just want to see people :) Follow clues to find hidden cash. Do good with the money!" according to @IHidtheCash's Twitter profile.
A First Coast News fan finds the very first $40 as the Hidden Money trend comes to Jacksonville. He thanks FCN for the heads up and clues! Trish Michaels, First Coast News