A Lucky 63 bet consists of 63 wagers of the same value on selections in six different events: one six-fold accumulator, six five-folds, six singles, fifteen four-folds, fifteen doubles and twenty trebles.
In a Lucky 63 wager, one of the selections must win in order to get a return. The six folds, five folds, four folds, trebles and doubles available in this bet mean that your returns can increase significantly with each additional winner.
It’s referred to as a Lucky 63 because it features a total of 63 wagers. Since the bet ranges from wagers on singles to one six-fold accumulator, you’re guaranteed a return with a minimum of one successful selection out of the six selected – although this may be less than the overall stake you placed. However, the likelihood of a positive net return is relatively high for a Lucky 63 wager which lands at a minimum of three successful events – depending on the odds of the selections that win.
The Origin of A Lucky 63
Sports gamblers like to have many betting options to pick from when they place their bets. That is why Lucky betting systems were established. Fred Done, the founder of Betfred, is the man behind the Lucky bet idea.
After founding several bookmakers across the UK, Fred established the first system, popularly known as a Lucky 15 for four selections. This was expanded to include the Lucky 31 (5 selections) and Lucky 63 (six selections).
It is called a Lucky bet because commonly bookies, especially Betfred, give percentage bonuses if all selections win. Conversely some pay out up to 5x the odds if you only have one winner.
One bettor from Newcastle won £307,087 after five of his selections were successful. He placed the six selections in a Lucky 63 bet at one of the Coral shops in Throckley.
The punter’s stake was just £6.30, which is remarkable. His first selection won at odds of 150/1, and from there, the punter proceeded to land five more successful selections at the famous Chelmsford track.
What Does A Lucky 63 Pay?
To keep things simple let’s say you back 6 different markets each at 4/1 to win. If you bet £2/line this would cost you £126 in a Lucky 63 Bet. The potential payout here would be as follows:
- Six winners = £93,310 (93,184 net return)
- Five winners = £15,550 (£15,424 net return)
- Four winners = £2,590 (£2,464 net return)
- Three winners = £430 (£304 net return)
- Two winners = £70 (-£56 net return)
- One winner = £10 (-£52 net return)
- No winners = £0 (-£116 net return)
Here you will see you only get a return bigger than your overall stake if 3 or more selections win, but even one winner gives you something back.
The 6-fold acca in this alone pays out £31,250. If you were to place the whole £126 on the 6-fold that would return a much bigger £1,968,750, but if even one pick loses the entire bet loses. The Lucky 63, however, pays out progressively more the more winners you have.
Lucky 63 Example
Let’s assume that it is the final day of the English Premier League, and all twenty teams are playing. This varies between big games such as Liverpool and Manchester City and smaller matches such as Crystal Palace and Everton.
As a result, you decide to wager on six games choose the Lucky 63 bet at £1/line. In total, your stake will be £63:
- Liverpool vs Manchester City: 1.43 Win for Liverpool
- Crystal Palace vs Everton: 2.85 Win for Crystal Palace
- Arsenal vs Tottenham: 2.60 Win for Tottenham
- Aston Villa vs Brighton: 2.21 Win for Aston Villa
- West Ham United vs Chelsea: 1.90 Win for Chelsea
- Manchester United vs Leicester City: 1.20 Win for Manchester United
If all these successful selections, you will earn a return of £688.760 with a net positive return of £625.760.
If say Palace and Tottenham didn’t win, the two bets with the longest odds, the return would still be £48.77 with a net positive return of -£14.23. This means the bet loses overall but unlike if you just placed an acca you will get some return.
If United and Liverpool lost instead here the return would be £128.02 with a net positive return of £65.02. You can see the potential return is dependent on the selections that win and their odds rather than how many out of the 6 win.
Ideal Sports For Lucky 63 Bets
When placing A Lucky 63 wager, a bookmaker will not enforce any restrictions when it comes to markets and sports as long as your bet slip features six individual selections from different events.
Popular sports include; hockey, football, tennis and basketball, providing hundreds of games and markets to pick from. Horse racing bets are by far the most common selections included in a Lucky 63 wager.
Whether you prefer betting on tennis or combat sports, this type of bet is always available for six selections. If greyhound racing and horse racing are your favourite sports, you can also include them in the option for creating a Lucky 63 Each-Way bet.
What is a Lucky 63 Each-Way Bet?
A Lucky 63 Each-Way bet is a synonymous wager with greyhound and horse racing. In this type of wagering, you can wager on a horse to win the race as well as to place in the top positions. That means a Lucky 63 each-way bet features double the number of wagers in a standard Lucky 63 bet.
It places at least two stakes for each result, one on the selection to win and the other to place – these are in effect two separate Lucky 63 bets, one on all to win and one on all to place. In total, a Lucky 63 Each-Way bet consists of 126 wagers, all at the same stake.
You must be able to keep in mind the high number of wagers involved when placing your stake. Even a stake of £5 per line on a Lucky 63 could cost £315 and for a Lucky 63 each-way that would be £630.
Lucky 63 vs Heinz Bet: Are they the Same?
A Heinz wager also consists of six selections, but there’s one main difference. A Lucky 63 bet features 63 wagers; in contrast, a Heinz bet has 57.
As you can see, a Heinz bet has six fewer wagers as it doesn’t have the six singles section. It is called Heinz because of Heinz foods, which famously had 57 varieties as their marketing slogan.