"It's exciting. I finally, finally found something. It was just awesome. I don't think I could explain words just super happy," said Ernie Nunez, who found $40.
Hundreds turned out to claim the 37 Pez candy containers holding various amounts of cash. This is the second time the scavenger hunt has taken place at Hermosa Beach.
On May 31, 36 plastic Angry Birds balls stuffed with cash were buried in the sand.
Soon after the final clue was tweeted, "Hidden Cash" revealed that he may not be back for a while.
"After today, we are taking a little break, as we try to figure out the next steps for Hidden Cash and also get some much needed rest!" @HiddenCash tweeted.
The millionaire behind the scavenger hunt, who has been identified as Jason Buzi, also drew masses of money hunters with cash drops last month.