Lucky 15

A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events. The bet includes 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and 1 fourfold. If only one selection wins, as a consolation returns are paid to double the odds. If all four selections win, a bonus of 10% is added to total returns. For the bonus to apply, all selections must win (none void or non-runners). For each-way bets the consolation is paid only on the win part of the bet. Lucky 15 bets are accepted on horse racing and greyhounds only. Also Lucky 31 and Lucky 63 exist.

Well this is a type of a Full Coverage bet because it covers all possible combinations of multiple bets from four selections. There are different types of multiple bets, all with different names, but the Lucky 15 option is a very popular one, particularly in horse racing. There are two different types of Full Cover Bets, ones which do not include singles and ones which do. A Lucky 15 does include all Four single bets as well. So what exactly are you taking a punt on with a Lucky 15? Well, you are making fifteen separate bets within a Lucky 15 bet, hence the name! Firstly because this is built from four separate selections, you have 4 Single Bets. Along with that, from those four selections you can also make a combination of 6 Double Bets. To finish out, there are a combination of 4 Treble Bets and one Fourfold Accumulator as well, adding up to fifteen bets in total.

So with a Lucky 15 you are spreading your betting net far and wide for just four selections, and naturally the pay off is a big reward if all four of your selections win. But the appeal of the Lucky 15 Full Coverage bet is that you can still make good profit if not all of your selections win, and this is down to the coverage of the multiple options. The first thing to remember if you are tempted by a Lucky 15 bet, is that because you are essentially making fifteen separate bets, then you are going to be placing a stake of fifteen times of your unit stake.

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Lucky 15 Example

Choose four outcomes at around 16/1 and for a small stake you could end up winning thousands. This type of bet is commonly called a Lucky 15 because the permutation contains 15 bets. For example:

1. Choose 4 outcomes at around 16/1. Choosing a team to be winning at half-time and then drawing at full-time will almost always give you these odds if you shop around the bookies. Higher scoring correct scores will also give these types of odds.

2. Place a small unit stake, around 10p per bet, and this will be multiplied by 15 to calculate your full stake.

3. If only one of the four comes in, you've won your money back. If more than one of the four comes in you could be making big money for a small stake.

You might find that these types of bet don't win that often, so we call this strategy the 'Long Shot'. However, remember that the one time you do get two, three, or four results come in, you've made a fair bit of profit. You've just got to hold out until you get that one week where you hit the jackpot.

Use this strategy in conjunction with another strategy that will cover any losses on this type of bet. For example, place £1.50 on an Evens single bet to cover the potential loss on the Long Shot. Alternatively, treat this bet as it is named, a long shot, and write off the stake as you would do with your quid on the lottery each week!