A flash of white. A dash to a crevice behind a rock in New York's Central Park. A hidden envelope filled with cash.
I couldn't believe my luck.
In the blink of an eye I'd become the latest winner in the social media scavenger hunt that's taken the nation by storm.
In late May an anonymous Twitter user posting under the handle @HiddenCash started dropping envelopes full of money around the San Francisco area. According to the user's profile, the game was set up as a "social experience for good" and would be making stops across the country and beyond. The story quickly vaulted into the national spotlight and became America's favorite treasure hunt.
When I heard that New York City was the next destination, I knew I couldn't miss the opportunity to discover one of the highly sought-after white envelopes.
At 9:00am on Saturday, I started checking @HiddenCash's twitter feed. The first post came in at 9:04am.