Germany’s state lottery operators have witnessed a €200m fall in income during the first four months of 2012, despite the launch of the new Eurojackpot game which they had hoped would reverse the downturn in lottery sales which has continued for four years since introduction of the State Treaty on Gaming.

The industry says that sales of lottery products Lotto 6aus49, Super6 and Spiel77 fell by 6.8 per cent in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, leading to a €200m fall in income.

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