Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The lottery administrations in Tenerife that have distributed the most El Gordo prizes

Bar Pilón in Buenavista one of the 'lucky lottery sellers'

On December 22, 2021, the Lotería de Navidad (Spanish Christmas Lottery), better known as El Gordo (The Fat One), will be drawn at the Teatro Real, Madrid, which this year will distribute 2,408 million euros in prizes and is the date that awakens the most excitement throughout the country and that every Canarian has marked on their calendar.

Last year, the first prize went to number 72897, which left 1,200,000 euros in the Canary Islands in the form of three tenths (one ticket is a tenth of a strip) that were sold in Tenerife and Lanzarote. In 2021, although we will not be able to tell you the number that will be awarded, what we have done is compile for you some of the lottery administrations in Tenerife that have distributed the most prizes, in case luck falls again. 

San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Puerto de La Cruz and Telde are the most fortunate municipalities in the Canary Islands with El Gordo, as the first prize in these locations fell three times. Meanwhile, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Granadilla de Abona and Los Realejos have received the El Gordo on two occasions.


Tenerife's gas station, La Chasnera, located in Granadilla de Abona, has been known since 2013 as 'El Surtidor de la Suerte' (The Luck Dispensor, or Fountain of Luck), on occasion it has even been compared to Doña Manolita, the most famous Lottery Administration in Spain, located in Madrid .

In 2013 they sold a complete series of 200 million euros, 79,712 and since then, each year, they have returned to spread joy in the form of award-winning tickets.

The queues that form at the station that has been giving the first prizes for seven years, in what is already one of the best-known lottery administrations in Tenerife, were endless in 2020 (and again in 2021 - Long queues in La Chasnera to buy the Christmas Lottery), although it was estimated that sales were 30% lower than the previous year.

According to compilations made by DIARIO DE AVISOS, based on the information collected in the last 4 years, in La Chasnera the third prize has fallen in 2018 and 2019; the fourth prize in 2019; fifth prizes in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 and the Gordo in 2018 and 2020.


In the Pcan de Abades store the sale of tickets began in June 2018, when it distributed a third and a fifth prize. The following year, in 2019, it again distributed luck, by awarding tenths corresponding to the third prize, for 1,406,000 euros, of a fourth and three fifth prizes.

The owner of this service station is Juan Antonio González, who opened the gas station in 2000. He didn't know then that it would become one of the lottery administrations in Tenerife that generates the most joy among its customers.


Another of the lottery administrations in Tenerife that stands out the most for the sale of winning tickets is at the El Bohío service station, in La Matanza de Acentejo.

For example, on December 22, 2018, one of the fifth prizes went to this gas station.


In 2018, El Gato Negro, one of the most popular lottery administrations in Tenerife, celebrated having sold El Gordo. "We gave the Fat, we gave the Fat, in the Black Cat", sang Pili, Varinia, Eli and Katia, the four employees of the premises.

It was not the first time that a large prize was awarded in this administration, but the workers' celebration exuded the same joy. If we look back, we find that, in 2011, the Black Cat sold 15 tickets of the third prize of the Christmas Lottery to a bar in the town of La Victoria or that, in 2007, it sold tickets awarded with the Gordo.


The Christmas Lottery is sold at the Goya de San Isidro tobacconist, which is often fortunate.

In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year, this tobacconist gave a prize in the Extraordinary Christmas Draw, this time being a fourth. For this reason, we place it on the list of lottery administrations in Tenerife that have distributed the most prizes.


Other administrations of the Lottery in Tenerife in which a Christmas Lottery prize has fallen in recent years are:
  • Bar cafetería Andrés, in San Juan de la Rambla, which has awarded fifth prizes in 2017 and 2018
  • The El Perón lottery office, which has been handing out Christmas Lottery prizes for three consecutive years
  • Bar Pilón in Buenavista
  • The administration of El Corte Inglés, in which El Gordo fell in 2018
  • The lottery administration located in CC Viña del Mar, in Las Américas, which awarded the third prize in 2019, this being the second time it had distributed a large prize