The queues in La Chasnera, the gas station located at Kilometer 54 of the TF-1 heading south, have once again become a regular sight since the Christmas Lottery tickets were put on sale in July. Eight years giving great prizes in a continuous way has placed, which everyone calls ‘The fountain of fortune’, on the podium of the administrations and receivers of lotteries that sell the most in Spain, in such a way that there are not few peninsular and Even foreigners who ask for their number online at the two receiving machines that La Chasnera has, a hotbed of people in search of Goddess Fortune, where they have an appointment every December 22, as has happened in the last three years. with tenths loose from the Gordo. Although throughout the year, the recipients of the González Group (both from La Chasnera, Porís de Abona, El Ramonal, in Las Zocas and the two from Arafo, El Volcán and Casco), have given national lottery prizes, primitives and bonolotos .
Jose Angel Gonzalez He is the manager of the Hoyos Blancos gas stations -which does not have a lottery receiver- and La Chasnera, two of the eight that the González Group manages, chaired by his father José Miguel González. “The queues to buy lottery are daily, it would seem that since August, surpassing last year’s sales, that for obvious reasons, due to the pandemic, there was less possibility of approaching to buy, and we are close to the sales numbers of 2019” he pointed out proudly. “Although we sell online, the queues never cease to surprise us every day, because people, canaries from all the islands, love to come to the station and buy the numbers that we have on display or the one that they request and is still available on the net national ”, he says proudly. Most users take one or two tenths, but there are also those who take a complete series for an association, club or company. The González Group, following tradition, brings two numbers of administrations of the Spanish Levante to distribute among its one hundred and a half employees and acquaintances, as it did in 2013 when it distributed the entire second full prize, two hundred million euros, with the 79712.
José Ángel González has no doubts when asked about the completion of Gordo: “It will end at 55, although it is not right for him to tell you the whole number. If my father says it will end in 55, you have to believe in him ”. 5 is precisely the most repeated ending in the history of El Gordo, although 13 is still the most requested, well ahead of 69 or 17, which also tend to run out, recalls González. This year the number most requested in La Chasnera, although From the first day it was already sold out, it was 19921, which includes the date of the eruption of the La Palma volcano, which is still active.
“Curiously three minutes after that eruption they were already calling us asking for that number and the truth is that at first I did not understand so much insistence with the number, until I saw the volcano on television and realized that the request came from the date ”. That number was exhausted because two administrations had it, in Tarrasa and another in Valencia, that as soon as such a misfortune occurred for the palmeros, they literally took it out of their hands.