System bets are very important when it comes to sports betting. Lucky 15 is one of the most popular system bets in the world. A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events. The bet includes 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and 1 four-fold. If only one selection wins, as a consolation returns are paid to treble the odds. However, if all 4 selections are correct, the rewards are excellent. Most sportsbooks give a 20% bonus on the total returns when a Lucky 15 bet is successful.

When you place a Lucky 15 bet, you are placing 15 bets on four different selections. A £1 win-only Lucky 15 bet would, therefore, cost £15. The amount won from a Lucky 15 bet depends on the number of selections which win and the odds of each one. Because a Lucky 15 bet contains single bets, only one win from the four selections is required for a return on the bet. It is highly unlikely though that should only one selection win, that the original stake is covered. Below, we are going to explain exactly how this system bet works.

What is a Lucky 15 System Bet?

In general the Lucky 15 bet belongs to the group of system bets. For a Lucky 15 bet you have to find 4 games you want to bet on. With those 4 games you have to build 15 different bets: 4 single bets (1 on each game), 6 doubles, 4 trebles (which are 4 accumulator bets with 3 matches). Here is how this system bet works:

4 Single Bets

1: Team A
2: Team B
3: Team C
4: Team D

6 Doubles (two-leg multi)

5: Team A and Team B
6: Team A and Team C
7: Team A and Team D
8: Team B and Team C
9: Team B and Team D
10: Team C and Team D

4 Trebles (three-leg multi)

11: Team A / Team B / Team C
12: Team A / Team B / Team D
13: Team A / Team C / Team D
14: Team B / Team C / Team D

1 Quady (four-leg multi)

15: Team A / Team B / Team C / Team D

It’s important to know that the Lucky 15 bet is similar to a classic Yankee System bet. The only difference to a Yankee bet is that the four single bets are added. All in all you bet 15 bets with any stake although we suggest being it the same stake for all the bets. Of course, you only win all 15 bets if all your favored teams win their games. If only 1 team wins you win 1 bet. If two teams (e.g. A and B) win you win Bets 1, 2 and 5. If three teams (e.g. A, B and C) win you win Bets 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 11.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Lucky 15 bet

A benefit of the Lucky 15 is that it vastly diversifies the risk of one selection losing within a multiple bet.  A traditional accumulator is lost when just one selection doesn’t win. If you’re more confident the majority of your selections will win, then a Lucky 15 will increase your chances of a positive return on your stake. Plus with the four single bets, an advantage is that it is a higher stake, higher reward bet. From a different perspective, the disadvantage of a lucky 15 bet is the stake required. With 15 bets, the cost of placing a Lucky 15 can be very high. You need to consider the increased chance of winning is worth this higher stake.

The Advantages of Lucky 15:

  • More chances of winning than smaller accumulators
  • Enhanced profit potential
  • Able to spread your risk
  • Bonuses available

The Disadvantages of Lucky 15:

  • Initial outlay is greater
  • Returns can be low compared to stake if only one or two winners come in

The Best Sports for a Lucky 15 System Bet

Lucky 15 bets are especially popular with horse racing punters, who use various different strategies to pick winnings and where an each way option helps to minimize risk yet further. This type of accumulator is also a source of great success for football punters – especially those who really do their homework and find four great selections at decent prices.

But, as with any type of accumulator, there is a certain amount of risk. You’d ideally have at least two winners in your Lucky 15 to make it worthwhile – with only one you may only just break even. That said, a Lucky 15 bet offers you a great opportunity to accumulate winnings over a number of bets, and offers a more consistent form of income over outright betting.