The Betfred 49’s is a twice daily draw that is available to play at Betfred and is not affiliated to any nation. In this article, we explain how to play this lottery game, the odds of winning, what the betting rules are and more.
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Betfred 49’s Explained
Betfred 49s is a lottery game that was originally only available in betting shops, but is now offered to punters to bet online. Bear in mind that Betfred 49’s provides a different interface to other betting sites, such as the Ladbrokes 49’s lotto.
Draws take place at lunchtime and teatime, with the former always at 12:49. The evening draw is at 16:49 or 17:49, depending on the time of year and according to British seasons. (All times fall within the UK's timezone).
The 49’s Lotto offers far better odds of success than the National Lottery, and all punters need to do is predict the results of draws. You may have already worked out that there are 49 numbered balls in the draw, and in each draw, 6 of these will appear. Players can bet on up to all 6 without the booster ball for the top payout, or one ball at odds of 6/1 and any number with or without the booster ball in between. Plus, if you're not keen on waiting a few days for another go, the really good news is that there are two draws a day, so you never have to wait long for another draw to begin.
How Do You Bet on Betfred 49’s?
Betting on the 49’s is easy with Betfred whether you are using your desktop computer or mobile. Players can choose to play with saved numbers for speedy betting or new numbers each time which can be randomised by hitting the Lucky Dip button. Plus, selecting the bonus ball is as easy as flicking on a switch.
Punters can choose to play multiple bets, such as patents or Lucky 31’s, for as many as five matched balls. Once you have added your lines (remembering to save your numbers to favourites, if you so wish) you simply pick your draw(s) and for how many draws, weeks and days you wish to play (it’s fine to play just the one draw). Once you’re all set, you can enter a minimum stake of £0.05 or above, and you’ll be in the draw.
The Betfred 49's platform is very user-friendly, and gives punters the option to save their favourite numbers as a template to play them again or even make use of multiple lucky dips. Specials bets are also available where you can bet on exclusive 49s results markets, such as the colour of the first ball draw, whether the bonus ball will be odd, or even the total sum of the first six numbers drawn and more!
Betfred 49’s Odds of Winning
Betting odds on the 49’s lotto will vary between bookmakers and the following ratios apply to Betfred 49s Lotto betting.
The odds of winning the Betfred 49’s are as follows:
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Betfred 49’s Betting Rules
Before you play the 49’s at Betfred, you should be aware there are a few rules. For example, Betfred do impose a maximum payout of £500,000 to any individual or group/syndicate, and insist that all bets must be placed no more than 15 minutes before each draw gets underway. If, for some reason, a draw is cancelled, all valid numbers will be applicable to the next draw unless mutually agreed by the player and operator to cancel the bet. Number bets also cannot be played together with any other betting event, nor may 2 or more draws be combined in accumulator bets.
Betfred 49’s Results Today
All of the latest Betfred 49s Lotto results are available on the 49’s lotto's official website as well as their social media channels, including the official 49's Twitter feed (see below). All results go live within 15 minutes of each draw.
Other Betfred Lotteries
Betfred consider themselves to be the home of lotto betting, and it really shows. When you head over to the Lottery section of the Betfred website, you will be faced with as many as 15 lotto games available for fixed odds betting opportunities that go off around the clock, 24/7.
The Irish Lotto is the most famous alternative lotto game in the UK and has been popular with bettors for years. The game runs twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays and can provide far better odds and probabilities than the UK’s National Lottery game because there are fewer balls in the draw, with 47 in total.
With two extra balls than the Irish Lotto, the Spanish Lotto has both 49-ball games (every Monday and Saturday) and a 54-ball game on a Sunday. The game has become very popular with UK bettors because you can choose your stake for fixed odds, whereas the UK’s National Lottery costs exactly £2.
Betfred launched their Nifty Fifty game in May 2020, which runs its draws with greater frequency than other numbers games. In fact, the Nifty Fifty game is drawn three times daily (11:30, 14:30, 18:30 GMT) and features some excellent odds. For those that decide to play, the draws are fully viewable either in Betfred shops or online.
Betfred 49s Lotto FAQs
The 49’s Lotto is drawn twice a day at 12:49 and 16:49 GMT, or 17:49 in the winter months.
You can watch the 49’s Lotto draw online at Betfred’s website or in one of the firm’s high street betting shops.
Betfred’s minimum stake for the 49’s Lotto is £0.05.
You can bet on the 49’s Lotto at Betfred or other bookies like Ladbrokes and William Hill.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
Betfred 49 Lotto betting allows account holders to enjoy the lottery in an entirely different way than simply playing the lottery. Here, players can bet on the outcome of the draw and which balls may make an appearance, all for fixed odds. This allows bettors to open up a whole new world of choices when betting on the lottery, such as betting full cover bets or other multiples, which can not only make it easier to win on the lottery, but still win seriously big amounts too.