The La Chasnera service station, known for years as Surtidor de la Suerte, maintains its idyll with the Christmas lottery, once again distributing tenths of the great prizes for the ninth consecutive year, although this time the Gordo has passed by , the second and third prize, as it did, on the other hand, in the entire Tenerife province, surpassed, on this occasion, by the residents of Las Palmas, awarded with 160 million euros.
In La Chasnera yesterday the excitement and illusion were experienced again as every December 22, but without a doubt much more contained than in other years, not so much because of the modesty of the prizes that fell there (two quarters and two fifths), but because of the evident discouragement in the population is plunged, due to the high number of infections in Tenerife as a result of the sixth wave of COVID, which does not allow the desired normality to arrive, and less when the hugs and kisses of these dates have to be postpone or perform virtually.
Almost coinciding with sunrise, when its presence was already noticeable on the windows of the service station shop at kilometer 54 of the TF-1 southbound, at 8.24 hours the first grand prize came out of the drum, a fifth (92,052), and all of us present smiled knowingly when we knew almost immediately that he had fallen into La Chasnera. We remembered Groundhog Day again with José Miguel and José Ángel González, the owner and manager of the gas station (Miriam and Aarón, the owner’s other two children, had not yet arrived). The second and third prizes came out, but this time they did not stop in Granadilla de Abona, already with its mayor, José Domingo Regalado, at the gas station. At 10.11 am, spirits rose again. The two fourth prizes fell in La Chasnera, with eight tenths of 48,833 and one of 91,179.
Everyone was still expectant at the exit of El Gordo, which, like last year, came out of its slumber after 11 a.m. (11:12 a.m. exactly), but this time it did not happen as in 2017, 2018 and 2020: La Chasnera stayed in white.
There were still several fifths to go, and it was not until the last one, already past noon, that the task was finished with another visit of fortune to the Lucky Spout. The 89.109 left eight tenth winners and gave way to the traditional cider uncorking of the González and their employees of the receiver that sells the most tenths in the Canary Islands and the third in Spain.
Those four pinches (two-fourths and two-fifths) amounted to 240,000 euros for the lucky ones, who once again placed their trust in La Chasnera, which since 2013 has not failed, although this time the harvest was much more modest than in previous years. , something that José Ángel González understands as normal, because “it is a game and we cannot always win, it is enough for us that in nine years we have always given prizes”. He hopes that “El Niño will touch us”, recognizing that “this year sales have been much better than in 2020, but we are still far from 2019”, emphasizing the damage that the child is doing, in all sectors. pandemic.
The huge streak
The fame of La Chasnera began to gain in 2013, when it distributed no less than 200 million euros (the entire second prize). Since then he has not missed the appointment with fortune: 2014 (1.4 million second prize), 2015 (one fourth and two fifth prize), 2016 (20 tenth second prize, one fourth and two fifth), 2017 ( 3.2 million euros, with a tenth of the Fat, 32 of the second, 20 of a fifth and 750,000 euros of the Child), 2018 (26 tenths of the Fat, nine of a quarter and 13 of a fifth), 2019 (two fifths prizes and the second of the Child) and 2020 (two tenths of the Fat, eight of a quarter and a fifth, with just over one million euros).