@oldtimer_11 I may use the quarters to go gambling. I don’t need to go to Las Vegas. I can travel two miles to the university campus where I taught for 44 years and play the vending machines. When I used to play the coffee vending machine, the odds were in the favour of the machine that the cup wouldn’t drop down and the coffee would go down the drain. When I played the machine that dispensed candy bars, often my selection would stick in the machine and I would get nothing. The next person who selected the same candy bar would then get two candy bars. One time during my 44 year tenure, I was the lucky winner and got two candy bars. Unfortunately, I didn’t quit playing the vending machines and ultimately lost many quarters.
Years ago, Mrs. Triedaq and I went to Las Vegas by Amtrak. It stopped at the Union Plaza hotel where we had reservations. While Mrs. Triedaq went to the powder room, I put a penny in the penny slot machine. I won 7¢ and didn’t gamble the rest of the trip. When I was a kid, I used to gamble on the gum ball machines. More often than not, I would put in my penny and the machine wouldn’t give me a gum ball but I would play the gum ball machines anyway. These were Ford gumballs.
If I was a rich man, I might try the autovend machines that dispense cars. My selection would probably stick in the machine and I wouldn’t get a car and the next purchaser would get two cars, but I might get lucky as I did the one time in my 44 year career when the vending machine dispensed two candy bars when I just paid for one.