Lucky 63 Bets Explained

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What is a Lucky 63 Bet?

The Lucky 63 is a 6 selection wager consisting of 63 bets: 6 singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and a six-fold accumulator.

Two Dice Showing 6 and 3

Named after its 63 parts and the 'lucky' bonuses available, the lucky 63 is an aptly named bet. Bonus scenarios include: 'all winners', 'one loser' and 'one winner' and usually involve either a % bonus to returns or a multiplier to the odds. Paddy Power has consistently offered the best bonuses, but it is always worth checking around and verifying the precise terms of any bonus before placing a bet with each bookmaker.

When entering the 6 selections into the bet slip boxes, don't worry about the order in which they appear, as all selections occur the same amount of times across all 63 bets.

Winnings can be worked out manually, but the lucky 63 calculator is the most preferred method.

Choosing one winner or more will generate a return from the Lucky 63.

Lucky 63 Composition

The lucky 63 is composed of the following parts:

PartNumber of Bets
Single6
Double15
Treble20
Four-Fold15
Five-Fold6
Six-Fold1
Total:63

Lucky 63 Bookmaker Bonuses

Bookmaker

Six Winner Bonus

Five Winner Bonus

One Winner Consolation

Bet365

25%

0%

2x Odds

William Hill

25%

10%

2x Odds

Betfred

25%

0%

5x Odds

Coral

25%

0%

2x Odds

Sky Bet

25%

0%

2x Odds

Boylesports

25%

0%

3x Odds

Unibet

15%

10%

2x Odds

BetDaq

0%

0%

2x Odds

Bet365 offers a large all-winners bonus of 25% that is even granted when using bet credits from the Bet365 bonus code. William Hill is the only bookmaker to offer a bonus when five out of six runners are successful. The details for this table have been sourced from each bookmaker's help and support sections, listed below:

Lucky 63 Bet v Heinz Bet

A Lucky 63 and a Heinz Bet both involve six selections, but they differ in the number of bets placed. The primary difference is that a Lucky 63 includes single bets, meaning you get a return if any of your selections win, whereas, with a Heinz bet, you need at least two successful selections to get a return.

Lucky 63

Heinz

Single

6

0

Double

15

15

Treble

20

20

Four-Fold

15

15

Five-Fold

6

6

Six-Fold

1

1

Total:

63

57

How It Works

In this instance, we will place a 10p stake on each of the 63 bets – totalling £6.30, and the primary objective will be to ensure we earn at least £6.31 for our efforts. Profit is profit at the end of the day, but we want more than a single penny.

Using 10p stakes, you would need a horse priced at 32/1 to be a profitable winner in isolation. Should this be the case, the 63 stakes at 10p would return £6.50 worth of winnings and a profit of just 20p.

As we can see in the table below, none of our six horses are priced at the rather hefty price of 32/1. If only one horse between A and F were first over the line, our Lucky 63 adventure would not be profitable.

Here are our selections:

Selection Name

Odds

Horse A

1/1

Horse B

2/1

Horse C

3/1

Horse D

4/1

Horse E

5/1

Horse F

6/1

Using the odds in the table above, if Horse A and Horse B were to be first past the post, three of the 63 bets would be a winner. Unfortunately, this combination would not be a profitable one either.

The two singles: A and B plus one double, AB. Odds of 1/1 and 2/1 in the prize pot, but with an overall stake of £6.30, the 10p per line will return £1.10 – meaning that you are now £5.20 out of pocket.

However, if Horses B, C and D were declared winners, things would be different. Three singles of B, C and D would be declared winners, as many doubles would also be ticked off – BC, BD, CD and the treble of BCD. Here, seven bets out of 63 are in the winning column. Odds of 2/1, 3/1 and 4/1 are all in the prize pot, and this combination is profitable. An outlay of £6.30 has seen those seven winning bets return £11.90 to your betting account or wallet – a profit of £5.60.

If you were to pick Horses A through E as winning selections in a Parlay, then Horse F’s failure to win would see nothing in the way of a return. However, a lack of luck can be absorbed by the One Loser Bonus in a Lucky 63.

One Loser Bonus

In this example of a One Loser Bonus, the bookmaker in question will offer up to 10% for five winning horses out of six. This means that 32 of the 63 bets have been declared winners, and an extra 10% on top for our efforts.

This would comprise five singles, 15 doubles, 10 trebles, five four-folds and one five-fold. With the odds above and without the bonus, £6.30 is soon converted to £251.90 and a profit of £245.60 before the sizeable bonus has been added.

Add 10% to the equation, and the total return is boosted to £277.09, while the profit is now climbing up to £270.79. Then again, this is not the only way to receive a boost to your winnings – you can also get your hands on the All Winners Bonus.

If the clean sweep of all six horses has been completed, then each of the 63 individual bets would have been declared a winner. The odds of the horses involved mean overall winnings of £2015.90 and profit of £2009.60.

All Winners Bonus

Of course, we cannot forget the All Winners Bonus mentioned above. In this instance, we will add 20% for a job well done. Your total return of £2015.90 becomes £2419.08 and your profit of £2009.60 becomes £2412.78.
See these outcomes for yourself here using our pre-populated Lucky 63 bet calculator of this exact betting slip.

While the different levels of winnings may prove confusing, our free Lucky 63 calculator will help crack the code regarding the winning combinations. However, the general rule is that the more winners you predict, the more you will see a profitable return.

As always, the odds determine the threshold between winning and losing. However, if you can get at least three of your selections in the winner's circle, this can be a profitable exercise before you have even activated the bonuses.

Reasons for making a Lucky 63 Bet

Now that we have explained a Lucky 63 bet, here are three reasons why you would place one:

  • Each-Way Betting – The Lucky 63 can be helpful if you also want to place Each-Way bets. This will cost you double the overall stake, but it will also offer greater insurance. 63 bets to win, then become 126 bets that also allow places to win.
  • Exploring Longshot Opportunities – Although a longshot is usually that for a reason, including this option in your Lucky 63 can pay dividends. Should the outsider be a winner along with just one other favourites, you may only need two selections to turn a profit.
  • Comprehensive Betting Strategy – As part of the Lucky family of bets, like the 15 or the 31, the 63 offers punters the ability to utilise a comprehensive betting strategy, which can reward those with a deep knowledge of a particular sport.

The Lucky 63 is mainly popular with experienced punters, but that should not exclude new ones simultaneously. With all betting types, the benefits must be highlighted, as well as any potential drawbacks, and therefore, we will now look at the two most prominent points in each category.

How To Place A Lucky 63 Bet with Bet365

  1. Select the relevant sport you want to bet on. For this example, we have selected Football.
Lukcy 63 Sports Menu
Sports menu options - Taken 02/02/2024

2. Then, select the six football outcomes for your betting slip. Once they are selected, the bet will first be set up as a six-fold accumulator. Press the ‘Show More Multiples’ arrow to unlock all the other available bets.

Lucky 63 Default Bet
Default Bet Selection Screen - Taken 02/02/2024

3. Then select the Lucky 63 option before adding your stake amount. Now, you are ready to place your Lucky 63 bet.

Lucky 63 Show Multiples
“Show more multiples” expanded view - Taken 02/02/2024

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Varied Bet Coverage – With only six selections subsequently going on to make 63 bets, this offers a wide variety of betting types in your bid to beat the bookmakers. Even if all your selections do not win, this can often be profitable.
  • High Payout Potential – Not only is there the chance to win some sizeable payouts if all six selections are victorious, but you can also win additional bonuses. These bonuses can also be won for five or one successful pick. Therefore, there is added value within the Lucky 63.
Cons
  • Managing The Risk – The complexity can sometimes catch you out if you are a newcomer to the Lucky 63. Although all probabilities are covered, it does not mean a profit is guaranteed, and this is something that needs to be taken into consideration.
  • Reduced Profit Margins – Remember that the bookmaker’s margin applies to each bet within the Lucky 63. That means the odds you receive may be slightly lower than if you had placed the bets individually.

Conclusion

The Lucky 63 is a versatile bet type with strengths and weaknesses – although the same can be said for any combination betting type. While due to its complex nature, this bet is more suitable for experienced punters.

Due to the number of selections involved, the Lucky 63 can be one of the more expensive bets to place – even more so if you decide to utilise an Each-Way strategy. Therefore, it is important to consider your selections and weigh up your risk appetite.

Last Update: 5 February 2024

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Also See

Lucky 63 bet calculator - Work out the returns on your 5 selection lucky 63 bet, factoring in bookmaker bonuses, dead heats, non runners and each way options. Fast and easy to use, just enter the details and your winnings will update automatically.

What is a lucky 31 bet? - If you find yourself with 4 preferred selections, the lucky 31 is definitely worth knowing about. Similar to the lucky 15 but with an extra runner. Bonuses are still available and usually higher given the decreased chance of all 4 choices coming in.

What is a lucky 15 bet? - Found yourself two short of the required five selections? Then the lucky 15 is the way to go. A smaller, cheaper bet that also has bonuses applied, albeit smaller than the lucky 31 and 63 alternatives.

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