If you are looking for an explanation and run-through of “What Is A Lucky 63 Bet?” then you are in the right spot.
We won’t waste your time, and on this page, we’ll answer the questions:
- How much does a Lucky 63 bet cost?
- How many combinations does a Lucky 63 bet have?
- How does a Lucky 63 bet work?
We’ll explain and show you how many selections the bet has and how all the different 63 combinations work for this bet.
All of the info will be explained in simple terms with tables and screenshots to help guide you along the way.
How Much Does a £0.20P LUCKY 63 Bet Cost?
Depending on your betting style and how much your budget will decide how much a Lucky 63 bet will cost. You can do these bets for smaller or larger stakes depending on your budget. Don’t forget that you should only bet amounts you can comfortably afford to lose.
Check out the table below, which shows you how much it costs for a twenty-pence Lucky 63. We have also included the total cost for smaller and larger stakes.
|LUCKY 63 BET STAKE||TOTAL COST|
|£0.10p Each Way||£12.60|
|£0.20p Each Way||£25.20|
|£0.25p Each Way||£31.50|
|£0.50p Each Way||£63.00|
|£1.00 Each Way||£126.00|
|£5.00 Each Way||£630.00|
The Lucky 63 is a great bet for big festival meetings like Cheltenham, The Grand National and Royal Ascot. This is a bet both beginners and advanced punters can try out. It has six selections and combines singles, doubles, trebles, fourfolds, five-folds, and a single sixfold accumulator.
So you have 63 separate bets that are within a Lucky 63, and the great thing is that it gives you multiple chances to win.
One of the reasons I like this bet is that most race meetings have six races so if you are going racing for the day, you can use the Lucky 63 bet to give you an interest in every race on the card.
Although it might seem a bit advanced for novices, it is in fact quite a simple bet to understand. See the table below.
How Many Combinations Does a LUCKY 63 Have?
In the table below you can see how many combinations in total the Lucky 63 bet has.
|BET TYPE||NO OF COMBINATIONS|
Understanding the different combination bet types is important, but with a Lucky 63, it is good to understand some of the strategies behind the bet.
As an example, if you are a novice punter, you might want to go for an each-way Lucky 63 and focus on horses that are bigger prices. Whereas, if you are an advanced punter, then favourites and generally shorter prices (4/1 and under) would be the way to go.
EW Lucky 63 bets are more of a fun bet for casual or novice bettors, as they give you an interest in every race at a meeting.
It is important to note that you will need at least one of your selections to be successful to get a return with a Lucky 63 bet.
How Does a LUCKY 63 Bet Work?
Below you can see all of the Lucky 63 Bet permutations, so you know exactly which horses are in each individual bet.
A Lucky 63 has six selections and as you will have seen from the previous table, it consists of 6 Singles. 15 Doubles, 20 Trebles, 15 four-folds, 6 five-folds and 1 sixfold.
First, you will want to select your horses, so let’s look at six mythical selections below which are priced between 4/1 and 8/1, and for this example, we’ll use a £0.20p each way stake, so your total outlay is £25.20.
So let’s say as an example our six horses are:
- Selection A – 4/1
- Selection B – 4/1
- Selection C – 5/1
- Selection D – 5/1
- Selection E – 6/1
- Selection F – 8/1
So our total stake is £25.20, and of course, we want to win if possible, but also eliminate as much risk as possible. So how many winners or places will we need to break even or make a profit?
Let’s take our four lowest-priced horses, and first let’s say they have all won. So it means we have two winners at 4/1 and two winners at 5/1.
This gives us 4 win singles, 6 win doubles, 4 win trebles and a win fourfold accumulator which would return £366.51 for a profit of £341.31 on the money we laid out for our bet.
Let’s now take our four lowest-priced horses, and say they have all placed. So it means we have two places at 4/1 and two places at 5/1. In this example, our return would have been just £13.91 meaning a loss on the bet of £11.29.
And if you are wondering how much the return would be if all six horses had won or been placed then the total return for your each way Lucky 63 with six winners would be £35,442.12, while six places would bring a return of £162.37 for your outlay of £25.20.
All of the various Lucky 63 bet combinations featuring your six horses are below.
|A||A B||A B C||A B C D||A B C D E||A B C D E F|
|B||A C||A B D||A B C E||A B C D F|
|C||A D||A B E||A B C F||A B C E F|
|D||A E||A B F||A B D E||A B D E F|
|E||A F||A C D||A B D F||A C D E F|
|F||B C||A C E||A B E F||B C D E F|
|B D||A C F||A C D E|
|B E||A D E||A C D F|
|B F||A D F||A C E F|
|C D||A E F||A D E F|
|C E||B C D||B C D E|
|C F||B C E||B C D F|
|D E||B C F||B C E F|
|D F||B D E||B D E F|
|E F||B D F||C D E F|
|B E F|
|C D E|
|C D F|
|C E F|
|D E F|
I must say, I had a lot of fun researching these horse racing betting combinations and hopefully, you’ll have learned more about what a Lucky 63 bet is, and you can now understand exactly how all the combinations work.
As I mentioned previously, this bet is great for big meetings, and you might also want to check out our preview page for the 2023 Cheltenham Festival and see if that helps you with some potential ideas.
If you like placing combination bets like the Lucky 63 bet, 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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