I don't have much luck with lotteries, but I received a fairly large amount of peanuts today. It was the award from the organizer of the marathon. When I took part in the Chiba Aqualine Marathon, which I wrote about here, I put a slip of paper with my name and address filled in into a collecting box. The slip was handed out at souvenir shops around the finishing site. I had forgotten about it and it took some time to realize the reason for the arrival of the peanuts.
Anyway, all of the different kinds of peanuts were nice and they went well with beer. While drinking my beer and eating the peanuts, I thought to myself how funny it was that idioms containing peanuts belittle things, for example, "work for peanuts" or "if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys", but actually, winning peanuts as an award is really great! (grin) FYI: Chiba Prefecture is famous for the production of peanuts.
peanuts [U](インフォーマル) はした金, すずめの涙ほどの金
work for peanuts はした金のために働く
if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys はした金ではまともな働き手は集まらない
belittle 〈人・努力・重要性など〉を軽視する, 見くびる, けなす