How Does A Lucky 15 Work?

How Does A Lucky 15 Work?
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You may have heard of a Lucky 15 bet before. After all, it can be one of the most fun ways to place a sports wager and there are several advantages to choosing it over a more standard bet. 

For starters, you can leverage a bigger potential payout with an L15 bet and you can also get a return even if you don’t win with some of your picks.

Punters like to place a Lucky 15 bet when it comes to a range of sports. This includes football, tennis, horse racing, American football, basketball and golf. 

All the leading betting sites allow you to place this wager and it usually pops up as an option on the betslip along with your calculated potential winnings.

How Do I Place a Lucky 15 Bet?

Although this is called a Lucky 15, this only involves making four different selections. You might want to choose four NFL teams to win on the Spread or alternatively four horses to win their respective races. 

You simply log into your betting account and load up a betting slip with four different selections and their accompanying odds.

Once you have these four picks selected, you can then choose the Lucky 15 option on your betslip. You can then select a stake for the bet. 

Bear in mind that a €1 Lucky 15 means that your overall stake would be €15 as this is a wager that comprises 15 different bets.

A Lucky 15 bet is broken down as follows:

  • Four single bets (on each of the selections)
  • Six doubles
  • Four trebles
  • One accumulator
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Daily Racing Specials
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How Do I Win With a Lucky 15?

There are several ways in which customers can land a return with a Lucky 15 bet. Ultimately, the pay out is dependent on how many of the four selections end up winning. 

The ideal scenario is that they all win so you get paid out on all 15 bets, although here are the possible outcomes:

  • All four selections win: you get a bumper return with all 15 bets paid as a winner
  • Three selections win: you get paid out on 7 bets (three singles, three doubles and one treble)
  • Two selections win: you get paid out on 3 bets (two singles and one double)
  • One selection wins: you get paid out on 1 bet (one single)
  • No selections win: you lose all your stake

If none of your selections in the Lucky 15 bet win, then you will clearly make a loss. However, you will still get some kind of return even if just one of your four selections win. 

The return depends on the odds for that pick and there can sometimes be a bonus for getting one selection up.

Can I Land a Bonus With a Lucky 15?

The reason why a Lucky 15 has that particular name is because many betting apps will add a special bonus if customers land just one winner from the four selections in the bet. 

It might be that you get double the odds with that pick or it could just be that 10% or 20% extra is added to your returns.

Naturally, if you get two or more winners from this bet, you shouldn’t expect to receive any additional bonus.

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Cash Out Tooltip Can you cash out of bets before an event has finished?
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Special Bets
Antepost Multis?
Yes
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When Should I Place a Lucky 15?

Lucky 15 bets are really popular with horse racing betting sites and it’s even possible to place an each-way Lucky 15, so that you have a win Lucky 15 and a place Lucky 15. 

Indeed, this wager works best when you have picked out selections at bigger betting odds considering that you only need two of them to win to usually land some kind of profit.

Bear in mind that an each-way Lucky 15 will effectively involve making 30 bets in total and you should only consider this option if you’re going for bigger odds.

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