Real ‘winners’

Elderly woman #1: How about that $1.5 billion lottery in America?

Elderly woman #2: Who’d want to win that?

Elderly man: I won the lottery once at the local supermarket when I was a kid. The prize was a giant bottle of soy sauce. Boy, was that a pain to bring home!

— Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader

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