"They fix ’em so you can’t win nothing."
– John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 2. After putting two nickels of his change into the restaurant slot machine and losing, the truck driver says this to the waitress. She reveals that another guy took the jackpot two hours before. This quote speaks to the hopelessness of trying to beat "the system," which is rigged against the small guy winning – as in the sharecoppers vs the greedy banks and landowners.