A massive treasure hunt is about to get underway across the country, and the reward is nothing to sneeze at. Over $10 million dollars in cash is spread out across California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as part of The Blackbeard Treasure. Buried in cities and towns, each state will have $1 million waiting to be found.
Each treasure chest will contain $1 million in cash, a location beacon, and a hidden camera pointed at the location of the chest. When each chest is found, winners will remove the key taped to the chest, open it, and receive their winnings. A phone number will be provided for winners to call to officially claim the treasure.
Treasure hunters will have to download a digital map, clues, and riddles to lead them to the treasure chests. A limited number of maps can be purchased on The Blackbeard Treasure website for $49.99, and will become available starting August 8.
Justin Cohen, managing director of The Blackbeard Treasure, said, “With The Blackbeard Treasure hunt, our goal is to get people excited about getting outside, either by themselves or with friends and family, in order to have the adventure of a lifetime. And in the process of having the time of your life, you may just unearth a fortune.”