Lucky 15 Betting Calculator & Guide
Lucky 15 bets are the smallest of Lucky bet types from the three options available. This particular bet consists of four selections that can be placed across different events. These four bets come together to create 15 separate bets, these include a four-fold accumulator, 4 trebles, 6 doubles and a four single bets. If all selections win, this bet can be very profitable. However, this bet offers opportunities for consolation wins if just one selection wins. If you're placing a Lucky 15 on Horse Racing, you'll have the option to select the likes of 'dead heat' and 'place' in our bet calculator.
Lucky 15 Bet Calculator
Use our Lucky 15 Bet Calculator to calculate the stake and any potential returns that you may have for your bet. The more selections you add, the higher your lucky multiple bet may be. Lucky 15 is the smallest variant with Lucky 31 and Lucky 63.
How to use the BetUK Lucky 15 betting calculator?
The 'Lucky' series of bets aren't the most complicated bet types in the world but they do still take a little bit of experience to get your head firmly wrapped around them, this is why if you're not experienced with the 'Lucky' bets, you should look to use a betting calculator which will be able to tell you what your profit/loss will be for a single double winning all the way to the full accumulator win. In this instance, for a Lucky 15 bet, you'll have a fourfold accumulator and 15 bets of equal value.Check out our step-by-step guide to using our Lucky 15 bet calculator.
Step 1: As the Lucky 15 bet type is already selected, your first order of business will be determining whether or not your bet will/is an each-way bet. This will be shown on your betslip and has to be selected by the bettor. Same applies for 'Dead Heat' and 'Rule 4'. If you wish to learn more about these terms, check out our betting guides.
Step 2: Select the correct format for your odds, these will either be Decimal or Fractional, this is a step you must do before inputting any odds.
Step 3: Add your total stake into the calculator
Step 4: Input the odds from your bet slip into the calculator and view your potential winnings.
Step 5: Each odds section will have win, lost, void or placed, select the right outcome for each bet, the placed option will only appear if you have selected an each way bet. As this is a Lucky 15 bet, some options in your bet may lose, so check out what you could still turn a profit with by selecting certain bets to lose.
What is a Lucky 15 Bet?
A Lucky 15 bet consists of 15 bets of equal value. These bets consist of four selections which are added in a wide variety of ways, they are: four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold accumulator. This is a bet with a number of pros and cons, so be sure to read up on all potential bets you can place.
In the image above, you can see how how bets are divided out for the Lucky 15, with four singles colour-coordinated, these show what would win for you if particular horses won. For example, if the third race was the only one to let you down, every bet that excludes the red three in the image above would payout.
How do Lucky 15 Bets Work?
In the image above, you can see the fifteen different bet types that are placed with a Lucky 15 bet and the outcomes that would be required for each bet to come off from the 1st bet which just requires a win in the first race to the 15th bet which requires all four selections to be victorious.
Can Lucky 15's Bets be profitable?
Lucky 15 bets can definitely be profitable but there are also large risks that come from any multiple bets. Depending on your stakes, it is possible that a single bet could lead to a profit but typically most bets will require multiple winning selections to be profitable.
For calculating your bets there are a few more factors that need to be considered including the price of each selection and the total stake.
For example, if you were to place a total of £99.90 (closest possible value to £100) with each horse priced at 3/1, your totals would equal:
0 Selection Wins - £0 return with a loss of £99.90
1 selection wins – £46.62 return with a loss of £53.28
2 selection wins – £159 return with a profit of £59
3 selection wins – £825 return with a profit of £725
4 selection wins – £4,155 return with a profit of £4,055
In this situation, you can find that one winner can make a world of difference, with two wins, players would make £59 but with three make a profit of £725, naturally, this differs depending on the size of your bet but it does demonstrate exactly how profitable these bets can be.
Lucky 15 Bet Pros
Lucky 15 bets provide larger winning potential, which is why they're particularly popular amongst veteran bettors. Lucky 15 bets with high odds can provide profits with small victories and also a level of security that accumulator bets do not. This bet is also the safest of all multiple bets as it has fewer selections than the likes of Yankee bets and Super Heinz but that also means that the total stake of each bet is significantly lower as well.
Lucky 15 Bet Cons
The first Lucky 15 disadvantage is similar to that of all multiple bets, the stake. For this bet, the initial stake of each bet is multiplied by 15 to accumulate to the total stake. In this case, the multiplication is x15; however, for most multiples, this is significantly higher. The higher your multiple, the greater your risk.
Lucky 15 FAQs
How many bets are in a Lucky 15 bet?
Similar to the rest of the 'Lucky' bets, the number of bets that make up this option is the number attached. So, in this instance, there are fifteen separate bets that go into a Lucky 15 bet. Including 4 single bets, 6 double bets, 4 treble bets and 1 fourfold accumulator.
Can I place each way Lucky 15 bets?
Yes! Any Lucky 15 bet can be expanded to cover Each Way, which means if you're looking to place a bet on four different horse races, you can do so with just one bet. This will simultaneously cover both win bets and place bets for all horses that are included in your selections. As the chances of a Lucky 15 bet coming off are relatively low, we recommend utilising the Each Way option on any bet you place.
Are Lucky Bets similar to Heinz bets?
Lucky bets are very similar to Heinz bets. However, the main difference is that with Lucky bets, they contain single bets while Heinz bets only contain doubles, trebles and accumulators. With four additional single bets, there is an increased opportunity for winner consolation with just one stake.
Are Lucky 15 Bets popular?
Lucky 15 bets are increasingly popular in the modern day with Horse Racing bettors. This is due to Lucky 15 bets being one of the lowest multiple bets that are available in the modern-day. This still provides high payouts due to the 15x multiplication of your individual stakes to provide a gigantic total stake.
What sports should I use for Lucky 15 Bets?
There are three sports that are common for Lucky 15 betting are Football, Horse Racing and Greyhounds, these are also some of the most popular sports in the world. Football provides a wide range of markets over 100 different ways to bet on each match, however, the average odds per match are relatively small. On the other hand, Greyhounds and Horse Racing have a smaller range of markets but significantly higher odds on average. So if you're looking for smaller wins but heightened opportunities to win, check out football, if you're looking for larger odds, check out Greyhounds and Horse Racing betting.
Can I use Free Bet stakes on a Lucky 15 bet?
Yes! Although it won't tally up to the exact amount of your free bet stake. If you've unlocked £10 in Free Bets, you'll only be able to use up £9.90 on a Lucky 15 bet which equates to 0.66p per bet. You can turn our bet calculator above into a free bet calculator by clicking the free bet option attached when adding your bet details.
If you're looking for free bets at Bet UK, be sure to check out our free bet offers. We currently have an offer for £30 in free bets with a £10 required deposit. We also have free bets for events but they have a free bet expiry date, so you won't be able to claim these bets outside of the competition time. Please note that all free bets exclude virtuals.
How much does a Lucky 15 bet cost?
To calculate the cost of a Lucky 15 bet, you need to consider the number of selections and the stake amount.
A Lucky 15 bet consists of 15 individual bets, this means your stake will be multiplied by 15 to determine the overall stake.
£1 (stake) x 15 (number of bets) = £15
Therefore, the total cost of a Lucky 15 bet with a £1 stake would be £15. Keep in mind that the stake amount can vary based on your preferences and the specific betting limits set on your BetUK account.
What odds format should I use for the Bet Calculator?
You can use Decimal or Fractional odds when utilising the bet calculator on Bet UK. To change this, click the drop-down menu attached to our calculator and select your option. We recommend using the Fractional odds format, so it is easier to work out your Lucky 15 bet. Decimal bets are typically harder to read and therefore aren't recommended for multiples bets such as the Lucky 15 bet.
What is the difference between a Lucky 15 and a Yankee bet?
The main difference between a Lucky 15 and a Yankee bet lies in the number of individual bets included and the coverage of potential outcomes.
Firstly the number of bets in a Yankee is lower than the Lucky 15 as only 11 bets are included. The Yankee doesn't include single bets to the betting slip, so you'll need two or more selection wins for any win.
In summary, the Lucky 15 bet offers more coverage and flexibility with the inclusion of singles, increasing the chances of receiving a return on your bet, even if not all selections win. On the other hand, the Yankee bet provides fewer individual bets and requires at least two selections to win for any chance of a return.
What bet types can I find at Bet UK?
There are dozens of bet types that can be found at Bet UK, including: