Read Our Guide Where You’ll Find The Lucky 15 Bet Explained
The Lucky 15 bet has become one of the most popular ways to place a multiple bet, as you can receive a payout even if all of your selections are not successful .It is a unique way of placing an accumulator bet, which requires you to make four selections and can be used across a variety of sports and different events, although most commonly a Lucky 15 is used for football and horse racing wagers.
A Lucky 15 bet is made up of 15 separate bets, which include:
- 4 single bets
- 6 double bets
- 4 treble bets
- 1 fourfold accumulator
Just one winning selection will guarantee you a return. The more selections you get correct, the higher the final payout and winnings will be!
So, for example, if you were to choose a Lucky 15 bet that featured England, Brazil, France and Spain, if just one or more of the teams went on to win their respective game, you are guaranteed a payout. If two of the selected teams win, you will receive three payouts, which will consist of two singles and one double.
However, if all four teams were to win, you will receive fifteen payouts made up of the 4 single bets, 6 double bets, 4 treble bets and the 1 fourfold accumulator.
Placing a Lucky 15 bet is quick and easy to do. Simply make the four selections you think will be successful one at a time, then choose ‘Lucky 15’ as the type of bet you wish to place it as.
You must then decide what your ‘unit stake’ will be. The ‘unit stake’ is the amount that you wish to place on each of the 15 separate bets. For example, if you choose £1 as your ‘unit stake’ on a Lucky 15 bet, it will cost you £15 (£1 x 15 bets = £15). A Lucky 15 selection can also be placed ‘each-way’ to enhance your chances of winning, but this will also increase the amount of money you will need to wager.
The ‘lucky’ part of the name comes from the fact that it is often the target of bookmaker bonuses, with the most common being an all winner bonus if all the selections are successful, a one looser bonus if just one selection is defeated or a one winner consolation bonus, if just one of your selections wins. Bonuses will typically take the form of a percentage increase in the returns or increased odds in the case of the one winner consolation.
It is best to research each bookmaker to find out the most current information, but it is worth noting that bonuses are very rarely paid out on each-way parts of the bet. The bonus feature of this bet does make it a popular choice for punters who want to place a multiple selection.
There are online betting calculators that will help you to work out any potential return from your Lucky 15 bet. Simply enter the odds of your four selections and allow the online calculator to work out what your returns should be.