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'Lottery' top search term on AOL

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AOL Search has put out an extensive list of top AOL Search terms for 2005 AOLSearch.com at http://hot.aol.com/2005/index.html which includes Paris Hilton as the most searched celebrity in 2005, "lottery" as the most popular search term, iPod as the top gadget and Green Day as the most popular band.

"Lottery" emerged as the most searched word in 2005, followed by "horoscopes" (no. 2) and "tattoos" (no. 3).

New search terms that emerged in 2005 include the addictive puzzle "Sudoku," the irregular minting of the new "Wisconsin Quarter" and the global music event "Live 8."

"Gas Prices" made the top news stories search, and in the strange reflection of American culture (including the Paris Hilton and Green Day rankings), WWE Pro Wrestlers John Cena & Eddie Guerrero made the Top Ten Athletes searched for on AOL Search.

"Millions of people search online through AOL Search for a wide spectrum of things, but there are those terms that are looked-up more frequently than others," said Jim Riesenbach, senior vice president of AOL Search and Directional Media. "From news and people that grab attention to popular products and common queries, the most searched for topics online during 2005 are a reflection of what was top of mind or what people wanted to find more information about."

Here are the 'highlights' of the top 2005 searches on AOL Search:

Top Words: 1) Lottery 2) Horoscopes 3) Tattoos 4) Lyrics 5) Ringtones 6) IRS 7) Jokes 8) American Idol 9) Hairstyles 10) NASCAR.

Top Celebrities: 1) Paris Hilton 2) Oprah Winfrey 3) Jessica Simpson 4) Britney Spears 5) Lindsay Lohan 6) Pamela Anderson 7) Angelina Jolie 8) Jesse McCartney 9) Hilary Duff 10) 50 Cent.

Top Video Search Results: 1) 50 Cent 2) Paris Hilton 3) Tsunami 4) Madonna 5) Angelina Jolie 6) Jessica Simpson 7) Ciara 8) Pamela Anderson 9) American Idol 10) Star Wars.

Top News Stories: 1) Natalee Holloway 2) The tsunami 3) Hurricanes 4) Pope John Paul II 5) Gas prices 6) Live 8 7) Terri Schiavo 8) Earthquakes 9) Rosa Parks 10) The bird flu.

Top Celebrity Couples: 1) Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston 2) Donald Trump and Melania Knauss 3) Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger 4) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 5) Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey 6) Bow Wow and Ciara 7) Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 8) Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee 9) Prince Charles and Camilla 10) Rob and Amber.

Top Athletes: 1) Danica Patrick 2) Lance Armstrong 3) Serena Williams 4) Eddie Guerrero 5) John Cena 6) Maria Sharapova 7) Derek Jeter 8) Anna Kournikova 9) Jackie Robinson 10) Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Top Bands: 1) Green Day 2) My Chemical Romance 3) Fall Out Boy 4) The Killers 5) Black-Eyed Peas 6) Slipknot 7) G-Unit 8) The Wiggles 9) Pussycat Dolls 10) Good Charlotte.

Top Songs: 1) "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey 2) "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani 3) "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas 4) "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent 5) "Listen to Your Heart" by DHT 6) "Laffy Taffy" by D4L 7) "Gold Digger" by Kanye West 8) "Disco Inferno" by 50 Cent 9) "La Tortura" by Shakira 10) "Obsession" by Frankie J.

Top TV Shows: 1) American Idol 2) Big Brother 3) Wheel of Fortune 4) Survivor 5) Oprah Winfrey Show 6) Days of Our Lives 7) Lost 8) The Apprentice 9) Today Show 10) Good Morning America.

Top Movies: 1) Harry Potter 2) Star Wars 3) Napoleon Dynamite 4) Dukes of Hazzard 5) Fantastic Four 6) War of the Worlds 7) Lord of the Rings 8) Batman Begins 9) White Noise 10) Constantine.

Top Toys: 1) Barbie 2) Elmo 3) Bratz 4) Polly Pockets 5) Dora the Explorer 6) Thomas the Tank Engine 7) Care Bears 8) American Girl 9) Legos 10) Scooters.

Top Gadgets / Gadget Brands: 1) iPod 2) Cell Phones 3) Playstation 3 4) Xbox 360 5) mp3 Players 6) XM Radio 7) Laptops 8) Palm Pilot 9) Sirius Radio 10) GPS.

Lottery Post comes up as listing #29 under the search term "lottery" on AOLSearch.com, surpassing many official state lottery websites, and only two non-government websites come up higher than Lottery Post in the rankings.

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The Quantum Master
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Posted: December 14, 2005, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

'Lottery' followed by the word 'Post'

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    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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    Posted: December 14, 2005, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

    good job todd

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      Posted: December 14, 2005, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

      'Lottery' followed by the word 'Post'

      You add "post" to the search term and LP will always come out #1!

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
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      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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        Posted: December 14, 2005, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

        People want to check their numbers on the web, a good idea.

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          Posted: December 14, 2005, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

          I actually found this story to be pretty amazing.  Although I understand that lots of people would want to check their numbers online, I had no idea it was the top search term overall.  I would have expected some kind of pop star or something to be #1.  I suppose it's because the lottery is a natural fit for the Internet.

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: December 15, 2005, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            I actually found this story to be pretty amazing.  Although I understand that lots of people would want to check their numbers online, I had no idea it was the top search term overall.  I would have expected some kind of pop star or something to be #1.  I suppose it's because the lottery is a natural fit for the Internet.

            I Agree!

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