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Hidden Cash Mystery Man Makes First L.A. Cash Drop-Off In Los Feliz

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The mystery man who's been generously leaving cash in envelopes for folks throughout San Francisco made his first drop-off in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Like a scavenger hunt, the anonymous millionaire and real estate developer has been leaving clues on his @HiddenCash Twitter account leading his followers to the dough. And he encourages the lucky winners to tweet out a selfie with the cash gift.

He posted his clue on Twitter at 10:58 p.m., which led several people on the hunt in Los Feliz:

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Ken Dillinger was the first lucky man to find the $250 in cash stuffed in an envelope. According to CBS Los Angeles, he gave some of his findings to three other men who were also searching for the dough. Dillinger tweeted out a photo showing the cash envelope:

The benefactor also taped a $100 bill to the William Mulholland Memorial Fountain on Los Feliz Boulevard.

“I was actually coming to L.A. for business not related to this but I thought what great timing because this thing is really taking off,” the mystery man told CBS Los Angeles. “I want to get the city excited about finding money and the idea of giving back.”

It looks like Angelenos will have more chances to search for the money as he will be in L.A. for the next few days. He's planning his next drop off on Thursday afternoon. He tweeted this morning asking his followers, "If Hiddencash is gonna give away $1000 CASH today in LA, should it be 4*$250 or 10*$100?"

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Good luck, everyone!