In the last fiscal year, Oregonians spent around $88 million on Oregon Lottery products each month. Of that amount, about 71 percent was spent playing video games; the remainder was spent on traditional games such as Scratch-Its, Keno, Powerball and Megabucks. Retailers are paid a sales commission on these products. This chart shows area businesses’ lotto sales and commissions for June 2016. Businesses not offering video games are not included. Four of the state’s top 10 retailers in 2015 are in east Portland: Shari’s on Airport Way, Dotty’s at Mall 205, Elmer’s in Parkrose and the Glass House Tavern on Sandy Boulevard. These locations alone had about $5.3 million in sales of video lottery products last year. In June, the top three retailers in our area were Elmer’s and Maddy’s in Parkrose and Shari’s on Airport Way.

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