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.
"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."