Lucky 31 Bet Explained – The Ultimate Guide (2018 Update)

  • 1st January 2018
Lucky 31 Bet Explained

In this article we explain all you need to know about a Lucky 31 bet. This includes what it is and what it consists of, how to manually calculate it, how to place a Lucky 31 bet and more.

Lucky 31 Bet Explained – What Is A Lucky 31 Bet?

A Lucky 31 bet is a wager on 5 selections taking part in different events and includes the following: 5 Singles, 10 Doubles, 10 Trebles, 5 4-Folds and 1 5-Fold. A minimum of 1 selection must win for a Lucky 31 to generate a return.

What Is A Lucky 31 Bet?

Note: A Lucky 31 is similar to a Canadian bet in the sense both bets consist of 5 selections, the only difference being is that a Lucky 31 also includes singles.

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Many bookmakers offer bonuses on Lucky 31 bets. This is usually if you have just one successful selection, 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 31 Bet

An each way Lucky 31 is double the stake of a straight ‘Win’ and consists of 62 bets – 31 bets for the selections to win and 31 bets for the selections to place. If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘Each Way’ then you can read our ultimate guide to how each way betting works.

How To Calculate A Lucky 31 Bet

To calculate a Lucky 31 bet, you need to add together the return of each winning single, double, treble, 4-fold and 5-fold bet.

Lucky 31 Bet Calculator

As you can imagine, manually working out the returns will take a while and it’s likely you’d be error prone so we’d suggest using a tool such as BetVictor’s Bet Calculator that will automatically do the math for you.

Lucky 31 Calculator

Simply enter the prices of your 5 selections. Then enter your stake and it will show you what you stand to win. You’ll also be able to experiment with different outcomes to see how they affect the potential returns.

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How To Place A Lucky 31 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 5 selections to your bet slip.

How To Place A Lucky 31 Bet Step 1

Step 2) Enter your stake into the ‘Lucky 31’ box (usually under multiples).

How To Place A Lucky 31 Bet Step 2

Step 3) Confirm your bet.

How To Place A Lucky 31 Bet Step 3

In Summary

Lucky 31 bets consist of 5 selections and include 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 4-folds and 1 5-fold.

The advantage of a Lucky 31 bet is that you only need one successful selection to see a return. However, the disadvantage is that it can become quite an expensive wager.