The German state lottery of Baden-Württemberg has made a number of allegations aimed at discrediting online lottery brokers, prompting a robust response from LottoLand.

The state lottery warned players this week that playing with online lottery brokers not only erodes funds for social causes, but also puts them at risk of not receiving a payout if their numbers win.

The lottery points out that LOTTO 6aus49 is the most popular form of gambling in Germany, with one in five players regularly playing the game in Baden-Württemberg. It claims, however, that players are "mistakenly" placing bets via lottery brokers who may not pay out in the event of a win.

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