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What is a Lucky 31 Bet?

How to Place a Lucky 31 Bet

The name of the bet comes from the fact that it is based on 31 constituent bets:  5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds and a five-fold accumulator. The lucky part of the bet is that it tends to benefit from bookmaker bonuses, making it a popular wager.

The Lucky 31 consists of the following parts:

Part Selection Permutations (1-5) Number of Bets
Single 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5
Double 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 34, 35, 45 10
Treble 123, 124, 125, 134, 135, 145, 234, 235, 245, 345 10
Four-Fold 1234, 1235, 1245, 2345 5
Five-Fold 12345 5
Total 31


What Bonuses are Available?

Typical bonuses offered on a Lucky 31 include an all winner bonus, a one loser bonus or a one winner consolation bonus.  The bonuses are usually offered as a percentage increase on the returns or, in the case of a one winner consolation, as increased odds. Bonuses are rarely offered on an each-way basis.

Always check with your bookmaker to see what bonuses are available.


Calculating the Returns

A return on this bet is guaranteed if at least one winner is selected.  The order in which the bets are placed doesn’t matter as each of the four selections will contribute equally to the returns.  The winnings can be calculated by long hand but most people prefer to use a calculation tool such as our Lucky 31 Bet Calculator.

To understand how the returns are affected by different outcomes, why not enter different odds or change the stake on our Lucky 31 Bet Calculator and see how the returns are affected.

Here are some useful links:

Lucky 31 Bet Calculator - This calculates the returns on any Lucky 31 Bet taking into consideration non-runners, dead heats, each way options and even bookmaker’s bonuses.  Easy to use it will calculate your winnings instantly.

What is a Lucky 15 Bet? - The Lucky 15 is similar to the Lucky 31 except that only 3 selections are required.  Bonuses are still available but tend to be lower than those on the Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 as the odds of winning are higher.

What is a Lucky 63 Bet? - This is a five selection bet offering the largest bonuses of all the lucky bets.  Take a look to see what the bet consists of and what type of bonuses are available.