Knoxville "Hidden Cash" winner pays it forward to mother

Knoxville "Hidden Cash" winner pays it forward to mother

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Megan Boruff can't believe she's Knoxville's "Hidden Cash" Tennessee winner. Megan Boruff can't believe she's Knoxville's "Hidden Cash" Tennessee winner.
A hidden cash hunt is leaving some people in Knoxville wanting a second chance. Dozens of people spent their Sunday searching World's Fair Park in hopes of finding the money. A hidden cash hunt is leaving some people in Knoxville wanting a second chance. Dozens of people spent their Sunday searching World's Fair Park in hopes of finding the money.
By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter


KNOXVILLE (WATE)A hidden cash hunt is leaving some people in Knoxville wanting a second chance. Dozens of people spent their Sunday searching World's Fair Park in hopes of finding the money. 

6 News tracked down Sunday's winner to find out how she's paying it forward. 
20-year-old Megan Boruff can't believe she's Knoxville's "Hidden Cash" Tennessee winner.

She's been following their twitter account for two weeks and knew they were coming to town. Like dozens of others, Boruff went on the hunt at World's Fair Park to try her luck.


The anonymous good samaritans tweeted out clues and one of the last clues led Boruff to the money. 

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"there was a man who looked in the trash can and I was like it's somewhere around here and then I felt a cold breeze come over me and I went to the log and it was right there," said Boruff.


A 6 News viewer sent a video of Boruff opening up the envelope to find $120. 

"I started screaming. I was excited, shocked, and hollered for my mom too. I was scared too," said Boruff. 

The "Hidden Cash" initiative is about paying it forward and Boruff says she's giving part of the money to her mother. 


"It was amazing. Children, you know, these days you've got to appreciate them especially when they're your life. They are my life," said Tina Boruff, Megan's mother.  

Boruff hopes her story will inspire others to participate. She's even talking about getting another shot at the scavenger hunt. 

"Doing it again soon. It was fun with them," said Boruff. 

Along with paying some of the money she found forward to her mother, Boruff says she plans to spend the rest of it on her fiance and 15-month-old son.
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