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East County lotto bar retailers earn millions from state-owned video terminals.

FILE PHOTO - Video lottery terminals like this one shown at Alexander's OTB Sports Lounge in Fairview have netted the state millions in revenue. Feeling lucky? Maybe you shouldn't. New numbers show the long odds of winning big on an Oregon Lottery video terminal.

In the past year, Gresham's gamblers dumped more than $25 million in revenue into the state-owned slot machines. The terminals are hardwired to pay out far less than they take in.

Oregon authorities share a smaller slice of the pie with lotto retailers, who took home a combined $5.6 million in Gresham. Compensation is proportional to the amount spent at each location.

Troutdale's speculators forked over about $6.3 million last year for the privilege of spinning the reels, earning bar and deli owners approximately $1.4 million.

In Fairview, bettors lost roughly $3.22 million — while vendors netted a total of $743,000.

Wood Village's risk-takers spent $2.7 million. Retailers subtracted $587,000 from the pot.

All told, Multnomah County residents paid the state $263.8 million in what are essentially voluntary taxes. Statewide, those who pressed their luck forfeited $910.1 million.

It's no surprise then that Lottery revenue is now Oregon's second-largest source of income, topped only by the state's personal income tax.

After taking a deep dive into the data from the Oregon Lottery Commission, The Outlook has tabulated the list of the top 10 most profitable lottery retailers in East Multnomah County.

All numbers stretch from June, 2016 to June, 2017.

Top 10 lottery bars where gamblers lost the most:

1. Dotty's No. 23, 901 S.W. Highland Drive, Gresham

Total profit: $1,214,757

Retailer's share: $239,682

2. Dotty's No. 26, 3157 S.W. 257th Ave., Troutdale

Total profit: $1,189,771

Retailer's share: $235,354

3. Diamond Darcy's, 785 N.E. 242nd Drive, Wood Village

Total profit: $1,118,941

Retailer's share: $222,843

4. Dotty's No. 38, 2420 S.E. Burnside St., Gresham

Total profit: $1,106,445

Retailer's share: $220,688

5. Patti's, 2253 N.E. Burnside St., Gresham

Total profit: $1,039,827

Retailer's share: $209,046

6. Dotty's No. 25, 2505 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

Total profit: $1,039,803

Retailer's share: $209,040

7. Lighthouse Deli No. 1, 2418 S.E. Burnside St., Gresham

Total profit: $1,017,691

Retailer's share: $205,161

8. Dotty's No. 18, 1595 N.E. Division St., Gresham

Total profit: $953,775

Retailer's share: $193,953

9. Shari's No. 227, 881 S.W. Highland Drive, Gresham

Total profit: $948,767

Retailer's share: $193,148

10. Joseph's Deli, 2870 N.E. Hogan Road, Gresham

Total profit: $928,150

Retailer's share: $189,582

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