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Betting Explained: What is a Lucky 15?

What is a Lucky 15 bet?

A Lucky 15 is a bet where four selections are combined to make 15 total bets and works the same as a Yankee but with four singles added.

A Lucky 15 is comprised of four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold.

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Why should I place a Lucky 15 bet?

A Lucky 15 gives you the opportunity to place a four-fold bet whilst still getting returns if one or two of your selections lose.

How to place a Lucky 15 bet

To place a Lucky 15, add four selections to your bet slip and select 'show more multiples', then enter your stake into the Lucky 15 box and place your bet.

How does a Lucky 15 bet work?

A Lucky 15 bet is 15 bets combined in one and is comprised of four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold.

If we take the below selections for the 2025 Cheltenham Festival, you can see the odds breakdown of each part of a Lucky 15.

Champion Hurdle - Constitution Hill @ 7/4
Mares' Hurdle - Lossiemouth @ 5/2
Champion Chase - El Fabiolo @ 2/1
Gold Cup - Galopin Des Champs @ 5/2

With these four selections, your 11 combinations would be:

  1. Constitution Hill single: 7/4
  2. Lossiemouth single: 5/2
  3. El Fabiolo single: 2/1
  4. Galopin Des Champs single: 5/2
  5. Constitution Hill + Lossiemouth double: 8.62/1
  6. Constitution Hill + El Fabiolo double: 7.25/1
  7. Constitution Hill + Galopin Des Champs double: 8.62/1
  8. Lossiemouth + El Fabiolo double: 9.5/1
  9. El Fabiolo + Galopin Des Champs double: 9.5/1
  10. Lossiemouth + Galopin Des Champs double: 11.25/1
  11. Constitution Hill, Lossiemouth + El Fabiolo treble: 27.88/1
  12. Constitution Hill, Lossiemouth + Galopin Des Champs treble: 32.69/1
  13. Constitution Hill, El Fabiolo + Galopin Des Champs treble: 27.88/1
  14. Lossiemouth, El Fabiolo + Galopin Des Champs treble: 35.75/1
  15. Constitution Hill, Lossiemouth, El Fabiolo + Galopin Des Champs four-fold: 124.19/1

As you can see from the above example, you only need two winners out of four in order to receive a return, and depending on which two selections win, you can even make a profit despite half your bets losing. You're also guaranteed a profit in the above example if you only have one loser. Depending on how big the odds are on your four selections, you could back one winner and still make a profit with three losers.

How do each-way Lucky 15 bets work?

The only difference for an each-way Lucky 15 bet is your total stake will double to cover the place part of each bet.

For example, if you have a £1 win only Lucky 15, your total stake will be £15. If you have a £1 each-way Lucky 15, your total stake will be £30.

This essentially acts as two separate Lucky 15; a win-only Lucky 15 and a place Lucky 15. If you had one selection win and one selection place, you'd be paid out on the winning single as well as two place singles and one place double.

Best sports to place a Lucky 15 bet

You can place a Lucky 15 on whatever sport you like, though horse racing is perhaps the most popular due to the larger odds involved and the chance of a return even when backing a losing selection.

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