What Is a Lucky 31 In Betting?

Written By: Richard Smith
Last Updated: January 23, 2023

If you are looking for the answer to the question “What Is A Lucky 31 Bet?” then you are in the right place.

We won’t waste your time, and on this page, we’ll also answer these questions about the Lucky 31 bet:

  • How much does a Lucky 31 bet cost?
  • How many combinations does a Lucky 31 have?
  • How does a Lucky 31 bet work?

We’ll explain and show you how many selections this bet has and how all 31 different combinations work for a Lucky 31 bet.

All of the info will be explained in simple terms with tables and screenshots to guide you along the way. This page is also written to be easy for novice bettors to understand.

HOW MUCH DOES A £0.20p LUCKY 31 BET COST?

Depending on your style of betting and how much you wish to budget will decide how much a Lucky 31 bet will cost. You can do these bets for small or large stakes depending on your budget and experience level. Make sure to only bet amounts you can comfortably afford to lose.

Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a Lucky 31 bet.

LUCKY 31 BET STAKETOTAL COST
£0.10p Win£3.10
£0.10p Each Way£6.20
£0.20p Win£6.20
£0.20p Each Way£12.40
£0.25p Win£7.75
£0.25p Each Way£15.50
£0.50p Win£15.50
£0.50p Each Way£31.00
£1.00p Win£31.00
£1.00 Each Way£62.00
£5.00p Win£155.00
£5.00 Each Way£310.00

The Lucky 31 is a great bet for either beginners or advanced punters. It has five selections and combines singles, doubles, trebles, fourfold accumulators and a single fivefold accumulator.

So you have 31 separate bets that are within a Lucky 31, and the great thing is that it gives you multiple chances to win.

Although it might seem complicated, it is in fact quite an easy bet to understand. See the table below to see the different combinations.

HOW MANY COMBINATIONS DOES AN Lucky 31 HAVE?

In the table below you can see how many combinations in total the Lucky 31 has.

BET TYPENO OF COMBINATIONS
Singles5
Doubles10
Trebles10
Fourfolds5
Fivefolds1
Sixfolds0
Sevenfolds0
Eightfolds0
Ninefolds0
Tenfolds0

HOW DOES A LUCKY 31 BET WORK?

Firstly you will want to select your horses, so let’s look at five mythical selections below which are priced at 5/1 or lower, and for this example, we’ll use a £1 win stake, so your total outlay is £31.

  • Selection A – 2/1
  • Selection B – 5/2
  • Selection C – 3/1
  • Selection D – 4/1
  • Selection E – 5/1

So our total stake is £31, and of course, we want to win if possible, but also have a bet that can get us a return with just a couple of winners.

Let’s take our two biggest-priced selections and say they have both won. So it means we have a 4/1 winner and a 5/1 winner.

This gives us two winning singles and a win double.

  • 4/1 winner for a £1 stake gives us a return of £5
  • 5/1 winner for a £1 stake gives us a return of £6
  • 4/1 & 5/1 winners in a double give us a return of £30

It means our two winners have returned £41 for a £10 profit on the money we have laid out for our bet.

If the two lowest-priced runners win then our return would be (£3 single, £3.50 single and £10.50 double) so a total of £17 and a £14 loss on the money we have laid out on the bet.

And if you are wondering how much the return would be if we had all five winners, then the total return would be £3779 for an outlay of £31.

All of the various Lucky 31 bet combinations are below and we have bolded the winning combinations from our example above.

SINGLESDOUBLESTREBLESFOURFOLDSFIVEFOLDS
AA BA B CA B C DA B C D E
BA CA B DA B C E
CA DA B EA B D E
DA EA C DA C D E
EB CA C EB C D E
B DA D E
B EB C D
C DB C E
C EB D E
D EC D E

CONCLUSION

Hopefully, you’ll have learned more about what a Lucky 31 bet is and you can now understand exactly how all the combinations work.

It is a good bet as it allows you the chance to get a return with even one winner, and bookmakers like Betfred often give you double or treble the odds if you only have one winner. You should always check out the offers from various bookmakers on bets like the Lucky 31, Lucky 15 and Lucky 63 bets.

If you like placing combination bets then you might want to follow our horse racing expert Richard Smith here at Ontheballbets and his regular pieces on all the big race meetings including the Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, Qatar Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe, Breeders Cup, The Melbourne Cup.

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Richard Smith
Richard Smith

I am a total sports fan, in particular horse racing, football and golf, and have been writing about these and other sports for a number of years. I have had the chance to attend many of the biggest horse racing events in my time and my sporting claim to fame has to be winning the inaugural RacingTV Tipstar contest back in 2014. When not watching or writing about sports and sports betting I like to take an interest in cryptocurrency, and last but not least spending time and playing with my two young grandchildren.

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