What Is a Lucky 63 Bet? A Simple Explanation to How They Work
- Lucky 63 bets are a popular way to bet on horse racing and other sports
- They consist of 63 bets across six selections
- It is known as a full cover bet with singles
- Find out how they work with our guide
When you place a Lucky 63 bet, you are placing 63 bets on six different selections. A £1 win-only Lucky 63 bet would, therefore, cost £63.
The amount won from a Lucky 63 bet depends on the number of selections which win and the price of each. Because a Lucky 63 bet contains single bets, only one win from the six selections is required for a return on the bet. It is extremely unlikely though that should only one selection win, that a profit is generated.
The 63 bets consist of
- 6 singles
- 15 doubles
- 20 Trebles
- 15 four-fold accumulators
- 6 five-fold accumulators
- 1 six-fold accumulator
How Many Selections Need to Win for Lucky 63 to Be Profitable?
The amount won from a Lucky 63 will vary depending on the number of winning selections, and the price of each one. Unless the price of the winning selection is very high, there usually needs to be at least two or three winning selections. To demonstrate, here is an example.
Example – you bet £1 on a Lucky 63 at a total stake of £63. Each horse is priced at 4.00.
- 0 selection wins – £0 return with a profit of -£63
- 1 selection wins – £4 return with a profit of -£59
- 2 selection wins – £24 return with a profit of -£39
- 3 selection wins – £124 return with a profit of £61
- 4 selection wins – £624 return with a profit of £561
- 5 selection wins – £3,124 return with a profit of £3,061
- 6 selection wins – £15,624 return with a profit of £15,624
In the real world, each horse would not be priced 4.00. The example does show that in this instance, three winning selections are required to roughly break even. Four and five winning selections are likely to generate a profit.
What Are the Advantages of Making a Lucky 63 Bet?
One benefit of a Lucky 63 is that it significantly increases the chance of a return on a multiple bet. A traditional accumulator is lost when just one selection doesn’t win. If you’re more confident the majority of your selections will win, then a Lucky 63 will increase your chances of a positive return on your stake. It can be regarded as a higher stake, higher reward bet.
From a different perspective, the disadvantage of a Lucky 63 bet is the stake required. With 63 bets, the cost of placing a Lucky 63 can be very high. You need to consider the increased chance of winning is worth this higher stake.
Is It Possible to Do an Each Way Lucky 63?
Each way Lucky 63 bets consist of 126 bets. 63 of the bets are to win, as in the bullet points above. 63 extra bets in an each way are for the selections to place.
We have another article which explains how each way bets work in more detail.
What Is the Difference Between a Lucky 63 and a Heinz?
A Heinz bet also features six selections, but there is a key difference.
A Lucky 63 has 63 bets. In contrast, a Heinz has 57.
A Heinz has six fewer bets as it does not feature the six singles bets.
A Lucky 63 bet consists of 63 bets over six different selections. It has six singles, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-fold accumulators, six five-fold accumulators and one six-fold accumulator. Its popularity is derived from the increased chance of achieving a return versus a traditional accumulator.