Lucky 15 Betting Tips

A Lucky 15 is a special type of bet where you make four selections in different events and they are combined into 15 bets. The beauty of a Lucky 15 is that you only need one of your selections to win to make a return, and if more than one wins, you can stand to make big winnings.

Your four selections (A, B, C, D) are combined into the following bets:

  • One four-fold accumulator bet (A, B, C & D)
  • Four treble bets (A, B & C / A, B & D / A, C & D / B, C & D)
  • Six double bets (A & B / A & C / A & D / B & C / B & D / C & D)
  • Four single bets (A, B, C, D)

Whereas a four-fold requires all four selections to win, with a Lucky 15, you have 15 chances to win and one losing bet won’t end your chances.

A £1 stake on each bet means a Lucky 15 will cost you £15 – although with plenty of bookmakers you can use a much lower stake if you prefer.

Lucky 15 Bonus Offers

Plus, bookmakers will often offer bonuses for a Lucky 15, doubling the odds if only one selection wins and offering a bonus if they all come in. The table below allows you to compare what some leading bookmakers offer in terms of bonuses – Betfred offer the best bonus for just one winner, Ladbrokes the best bonus for four winners, while Ladbrokes are the only firm that apply bonuses to football bets.

Bookmaker Bonus for 1 winner Bonus for 4 winners Notes
Betfred Triple the odds None Horse racing/greyhounds only
Ladbrokes Double the odds 15% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds only
Coral Double the odds 10% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds only
Ladbrokes Double the odds 10% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds/football only
William Hill Double the odds 10% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds only
Bet Victor Double the odds 10% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds only
Sky Bet Double the odds 10% bonus Horse racing/greyhounds only

You can mix and match what you bet on, so if you don’t want to find four horses that you fancy, you can combine those with another sports bet – perhaps a tennis player or a football team, but remember you will lose any bonus from a single win if you do that.

For example, let’s say you make the following bets into a Lucky 15:

  1. Horse A at 4/1
  2. Horse B at 11/8
  3. Horse C at 3/1
  4. Horse D at 10/1

If they all win, from a £1 Lucky 15 bet (total stake £15), you could win £1,249.25, and that’s without any bonus applied.

You can also place an each-way Lucky 15. Placing the same bet as above but each-way, even if they all place, you would win £35.25, assuming you get 1/5 the odds for a place. Betting each-way adds some insurance to your betting. While it means you double your stake, it can be a good option if you have a couple of longer priced selections in there.

In general, Lucky 15s are a fun way of maximising your profit from one or two winners – particularly if they are low odds – and really capitalising if you have a great set of selections.

Good advice is to devise a strategy for your Lucky 15 bets, for example sticking to certain types of horse race, such as avoiding handicaps or races with more than 8 runners. Similarly, you could apply rules to football or other sports, by only betting on teams playing at home that won their previous match, for example.

Today’s Horse Racing Lucky 15

Chepstow, 1.50: DEMONS ROCK (around 7/4)

Hamilton, 3.05: METISIAN (around 15/8)

Hamilton, 3.35: HOCHFIELD (around 8/11)

Leicester, 4.20: VENTURA NIGHT (around 11/8)