Lucky 15 Bet Explained – Ultimate Guide (2020 Update)

In this article we explain all you need to know about a Lucky 15 bet including a break down of what it is and what it consists of, how to manually calculate this bet type and more.

Lucky 15 Bet Explained – What Is A Lucky 15 Bet?

A Lucky 15 bet is a wager on 4 selections taking part in different events and includes the following: 4 Singles, 6 Doubles, 4 Trebles and 1 4-Fold. A minimum of 1 selection must win for a Lucky 15 to generate a return.

What Is A Lucky 15 Bet?

Note: A Lucky 15 is similar to a Yankee in the sense both bets consist of 4 selections, the only difference being is that a Yankee does not include singles.

Lucky 15 Bet Bonus Bookmakers

Many bookmakers offer bonuses on Lucky 15 bets, usually if you have just one successful selection, if you have just one losing selection or if all your selections are successful. For full T's & C's and accurate bonus information we recommend checking your online bookmaker or ask in-shop.

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Each Way Lucky 15 Bet

An each way Lucky 15 is double the stake of a straight ‘Win’ and consists of 30 bets – 15 bets for the selections to win and 15 bets for the selections to place. You can read more on each way betting in our ultimate guide where we explain what each way betting is and how it works.

How To Calculate A Lucky 15 Bet

To calculate a Lucky 15 bet, you need to add together the return of each winning single, double, treble and 4-fold bet.

Lucky 15 Bet Calculator

As you can imagine, manually working out the returns can be quite tedious. Instead, we’d suggest using a tool such as this one from BetVictor that will do the math for you.

Lucky 15 Bet Calculator

All you need to do is enter the prices of your 4 selections, enter your stake and it will show you what you stand to win. Furthermore, you’ll also be able to experiment with different outcomes to see how they affect the potential returns.

How To Place A Lucky 15 Bet

We’ll be using William Hill in our example although the process should be the same regardless of what bookmaker you use.

Step 1: Add your 4 selections to your bet slip.

How To Place A Lucky 15 Bet Step 1

Step 2: Enter your stake into the ‘Lucky 15’ box.

How To Place A Lucky 15 Bet Step 2

Step 3: Confirm your bet.

How To Place A Lucky 15 Bet Step 3

Why Place A Lucky 15 Bet?

You can use Lucky 15 bets to combine applicable selections across all sports although they are most commonly used when there are selections with long odds.

What makes them appealing is that you only need one winning selection for a return and should all your selections win, you are likely to be set for a healthy profit.


A Lucky 15 bet is formed of 4 selections and consists of 15 bets.

They have become one of the most popular multiple bets due to the idea that you can generate a return even with only one winning selection.

PS, for those wondering, the ‘Lucky' part of the name originates from a bookmaker's practice of offering bonuses for at least one winner which sometimes includes ‘double the odds’ if only one of your selections is a winner.