a hot stick

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Gentleman wins again.’ The pitchman added six more quarters to Johnny’s pile.
‘You’re rich!’ Sarah gloated, and kissed him on the cheek.
‘You’re streaking, fella,’ the pitchman agreed enthusiastically. ‘Nobody quits a hot stick.
Source: The Dead Zone by Stephen King
Context: John and Sarah are at the county fair. Johnny is playing the wheel of fortune and he is winning.

What does hot stick mean? a winning streak?

Thank you.
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    'Hot' in sports can mean "consistently lucky/better for a long period/streak". A player can have a hot hand, supposedly. A hot stick would therefore make sense for a game like hockey; I'm not sure what the stick is here, if any.
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