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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, the Lotería de Navidad (Spanish Christmas Lottery), better known as El Gordo (The Fat One), will be drawn at the Teatro Real, in Madrid. In 2021 this lottery distributed 2,408 million euros in prizes, which is why this is the date that causes the most excitement throughout the country and every Canarian has it marked on their calendar. In 2020, 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. 

San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Puerto de La Cruz and Telde are the most fortunate municipalities in the Canary Islands, as the first prize in El Gordo fell in these locations three times each. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Granadilla de Abona and Los Realejos had the winner twice each.

Although we can't tell you the number that will win this year, what we have done is compile for you some of the lottery administrations in Tenerife that have distributed the most prizes in the past, in case luck falls again. 

La Chasnera (Granadilla De Abona)

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 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 previous 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.

Gas Station Pcan (Arico)

In the Pcan de Abades store the sale of tickets began in 2018, when it distributed a third and a fifth prize. The following year, in 2019, it again distributed luck, by awarding a 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.

El Bohío (La Matanza)

Another of the lottery administrations in Tenerife that stands out for the sale of winning tickets is at the El Bohío service station, in La Matanza de Acentejo. On December 22, 2018, one of the fifth prizes went to this gas station.

El Gato Negro (Los Realejos)

In 2018, El Gato Negro (The Black Cat), 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. In 2011, the Black Cat sold 15 tickets of the third prize to a bar in the town of La Victoria and in 2007, it sold tickets awarded with the first prize.

Estanco Goya (Granadilla De Abona)

The Goya de San Isidro tobacconist is often fortunate. In 2018, for the fifth consecutive year, this tobacconist gave a prize in the Extraordinary Christmas Draw, that time being a fourth prize, which places 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 de Norte
  • 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

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