Take a look at how deeply some invented phenomenon can inject itself into the collective unconscious — by far and away the most potent dream trend of 2016 is a spike of people dreaming of the lottery:
As the “powerball” is being hyped as the largest lottery in recorded history, people have focused so much psychic energy on it, that massive numbers of people are dreaming about it. Just today:
I had a dream that I won the lottery and bought a $12 million house on the ocean. Why did I wake up.
— Josh Stotler (@Josh_Stotler) January 11, 2016
I just had a dream I won the lottery and was living lavish af. Then I woke up on my parents couch 😕
— Re❤️ (@ReannaSpoon) January 11, 2016
I had a dream that I won the lottery😳 but it was fr more like a nightmare bc everyone kept trying to kill me an take my money😭
— Jennifer (@ilovejennics) January 11, 2016
Had a dream that I played the lottery…sign that I might win 1.9 million dollars ☺️
— Allex (@allexgingras) January 11, 2016
I dreamed that I checked my lottery ticket and won. I planned on getting my education and helping my loved ones.. #sad
— Stephanie Absalom (@anieLMFAO) January 11, 2016
I dreamt that I won the lottery jackpot but when I went to check if I won and claim my prize I got shot in the head 😐
— kliaoo (@kliaoo) January 11, 2016
buying $30 worth of lotto rn because I had a dream I won the lottery last night🤔😜
— Xi Huang (@jaaimaai) January 10, 2016
I had a dream I won the lottery and another dream that I keyed someone's car so hopefully only one of those is prophetic.
— Ariel Taranski (@HurricaneAriel) January 10, 2016
You can read about the first lotteries in 16th Century Venice here.
And don’t forget to focus on your real dreams as well…