A retiring Michigan jeweler has buried a million dollars’ worth of treasure for a "quest."

Johnny Perri, the owner of J&M Jewelers in Washington Township, decided to call it quits after he was forced to shut down his business due to the coronavirus.

"Although I enjoyed being in business for myself and have been blessed serving our wonderful customers, I’ve discovered that I was never truly happy," Perri wrote on the website “Johnnys Treasure Quest.”

While taking the decision to retire, Perri came up with two options.

"I said Amy [wife], we can take everything out and retire or we can bury it across the state of Michigan," he told Fox owned-and-operated television station WJBK.

The couple then decided to bury $1 million worth of treasure, including precious metals and antiques, in several spots across the state.

“I have buried not only my entire jewelry store but thousands upon thousands of dollars of gold, silver, diamonds & antiques in various locations in Michigan from the bottom to the upper peninsula. Everything I have buried has a history and many memories attached to them that I have let go and placed in the ground for you to discover," he wrote on his website.

"We went through waterfalls, streams, we kayaked everywhere. As soon as I release the clues the race is on," he told the channel.

Perri and Amy have decided to sell tickets to each "Treasure Quest". With the help of these tickets, the adventurers will get a set of clues on a specific date.

"You follow the riddle, you got a little wit, a little adventure in you, you'll find it quick - I don't expect it to go more than a week," he told the channel, adding that each piece of treasure has a GPS device attached to know "if it's moved."

The website set up for the "quest" states that the treasure buried "will be directly under or next to (if not buried) a literal painted "X'."

The first treasure hunt begins Aug. 1 and the value of the treasure is approximately $4,200. Perri believes the quest is giving people “something to believe in again, besides this Covid crap.”

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