More than ten million people asked "Wetten, dass..?" on Saturday. followed on TV. A big stage, which the betting king of the evening used for a special message. According to Marten Reiß, he comes from the village of Lützerath in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is threatened by lignite mining - and he wants to work to preserve it.
Reiß not only won his bet on Saturday evening, in which he recognized fingerprints with the help of his so-called cross eye. He also clearly prevailed in the public voting against the other betting candidates. Reiß said before the vote that he wanted to use his prize money - at least 50,000 euros - to keep Lützerath alive. "Lützi stays," shouted the supporters who had traveled with them in the audience in Friedrichshafen.
"You have taken a huge step in bringing this awareness to the nation," said moderator Thomas Gottschalk to Reiß after winning the bet. "Today there were certainly many watching who hadn't heard from Lützerath. Or had never heard anything. Now they know."