A Michigan jeweler going out of business after a months-long coronavirus closure says he’s buried about $1 million worth of valuables like gold, diamonds and more throughout the state of Michigan for a massive treasure hunt.
Johnny Perri has been a jeweler his whole life and learned the business from his dad.
He and his wife wiped the shelves clean at his Macomb County shop J&M Jewelers and was forced to shutter for a few months during the coronavirus pandemic. He said he had an epiphany that he wanted something different. He decided to hide his store’s entire inventory, along with precious metals, diamonds and antiques throughout Michigan to hold a series of treasure hunts!
“Giving people adventure is giving them something to believe in again, besides this Covid,” Perri told Fox 2 Detroit this week.
Perri and his wife have hid a million dollars’ worth of treasure in dozens of spots from metro Detroit, north throughout the Upper Peninsula…
Taking part in each hunt will cost around $50, his website said, and comes with access to “maps, clues [and] riddles” that will help treasure hunters find the prize.
“I could have sold everything I owned and retired but what fun would that be? There would be no adventure quest for anyone,” Perri wrote on his website. “I had the time of my life hiding the treasure but [am] even more excited about hearing the stories of those who are about to venture out to seek it.”
There is a limited amount of tickets for each Treasure Quest. Each prize worth about $4,000.
“We have a GPS in there so I know if it’s moved,” he said.
The first hunt launches August 1. Prices will vary throughout the hunt.
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