SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Amidst the packed weekend crowds and artists at the Salem Art Fair was Janet Neuburg, a retired doctor-turned-glass artist. 

Twice now she was an unexpected recipient of a man dubbed “Benny,” a mysterious benefactor who hides $100 bills around the area for people to stumble upon.

Last year, a friend of hers asked if she knew what was in a certain green bowl.

“There’s not anything,” Neuburg said she told her friend. But when she looked in the bowl, “there was a $100 bill.”

Once again this year, someone asked her if she knew what was in a blue bowl.  “And I, from last year, thought, ‘Ohhhhhhh!’ And sure enough,” there was another $100.

She wasn’t the only one. 

The Salem Art Festival took a picture of another man who found $100, signed by Benny, a nickname given when the Statesman Journal began tracking the money 5 years ago.

According to the paper, Benny has hidden more than $81,000 around Salem and Keizer — all found by lucky people.

Janet Neuburg would like to know something about the man who’s made her lucky twice.

“He’s passing by any public expression of gratitude. He’s forgoing that,” she told KOIN 6 News. “How many do that who are generous?”