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This sounds like a joke, but it’s not: people are attending parties specifically to contract the coronavirus and win money.

‘COVID Parties” have been reported in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and here’s how it works: people pay money for a ticket to the party, where at least one person in attendance has tested positive for COVID-19.

All of the money goes into a “jackpot,” and the first person from the party to test positive for the virus wins all of the money.

Parties Are Happening With People Positive With COVID-19

Whoever contracts the coronavirus first, wins. That seems to be the objective for some Alabama college students, who are reportedly organizing "COVID parties...

So-called “COVID Parties” have been reported since May, and the Seattle Times reports that some areas are charging participants with a misdemeanor if they’re caught deliberately trying to spread the virus.

Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, the color pink, and the smell of new books.