The fishing game
If you have children, this will take you back some years.
You will no doubt have spent endless hours at the local little kids amusement park/fairs.
These colorful ducks held a magical attraction. They had to be caught with the little fishing rod. Every duck a win! The prizes usually very cheaply made toys, replicas of the “real thing”. And the kids knew it too! Which did not keep them from looking forward to the next time. They always discussed which toy they would select next. I don’t think they ever really played with the prizes, longer than it took to get home.
Throwing money like bait!