Has the Gmail spam filter sprung a leak?

Gmail logoIs it possible that I’ve been the sole winner of every single lottery on the planet in the past month and a half? Because I get about ten to twenty emails a day (that Gmail’s spam filter doesn’t catch) informing me of my phenomenal luck. Prior to that, infection Gmail did a very good job of dealing with the spam deluge. Lately though, price its performance has been less than stellar.

Does anyone have any insight into the recent upsurge in spam?

Update: Forget it, I just created a filter that catches any email with the words lottery, winner, and claim in it and throws it in the trash. I just don’t have the patience to wait for gmail to plug the leak.