SHREVEPORT, LA - “I win every time,” the recovering gambling addict said as he deposited yet another one-dollar bill into the change machine. Other patrons at the laundromat, at the corner of Smith and Main Street, aren’t as enthused.
“I’ve been waiting for half an hour,” one patron said. “How much laundry does this guy have, anyway?”
The recovering addict, who only answers to ‘Lucky Eddie’, smelled of liquor and cigarette smoke and did not seem to have a bag of dirty laundry.
It is believed that Lucky Eddie has up to $47.25 in quarters, and counting.
“This machine is hot, baby!” Lucky Eddie yelled, converting his few remaining bills into change. “I think I’ve got my mojo back. I know I shouldn’t, but after I’m done here I’m gonna go bet on the ponies,” he said, referring to the coin-operated rocking horse ride sitting just outside the laundromat. Each ride costs twenty-five cents.