"Lotto Numbers" on Google Trends

What do lotto numbers say about the economy? I'm not sure, but people have been searching for the terms "lotto numbers" increasingly on Google trends for quite a while. There could be any number of reasons for this. Two simple explanations/guesses why this trend is developing. First, the simplest explanations is of course that people aren't renewing their newspaper subscriptions that they once relied upon to learn the outcome of last nights lotto drawing. A more sinister reason could be that desperate people start to demonstrate irrational behavior as their economic situation worsens so they are buying more and more lotto tickets in hopes of breaking free? Run your own trend search and link up any interesting ones you find.

Just searches for "lotto numbers"

Searches for "Newspapers" compared to searchs for "lotto numbers"