Blue: C'mon, first hit's free.
Red: That's what you said last time.
The rest of the story writes itself, although you're welcome to write more of it in the comments. Bonus points for using: "mother's little helper," "get clean," and "riding the dragon."
Other scenarios: ticket scalping; invitation to secret society; numbers-running. What do you think is the most plausible?
Pattern courtesy VintagePatternDStash (get it? de-stash?) on Etsy. Carolyn's de-stash is your re-stash, or something like that.