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A Lucky 63 is a larger bet than a Lucky 15 and Lucky 31 but follows along the same lines in so much that it is a full coverage bet meaning only one winning selection is needed in order to receive a pay out on a punters initial stake.
A lucky 63 is made up of six selections, which are all part of different events consisting of six single bets, 15 doubles, 20 trebles, 15 four-folds, six five-folds and a six-fold accumulator, which equates to a total of 63 individual lines.
A Lucky 63 can be made in a number of sports but is most commonly placed in horse racing and is similar to a Heinz bet, which is made up of 57 bets as opposed to 63.
An example of Lucky 63 betting would be to select six horses at a race meeting at Newmarket and then enter the stake in the single, doubles, trebles, four-folds, five-folds and six-fold accumulator.
For example, a £1 bet in each of these sections would mean the stake total would be £63 with the odds effecting the overall total value of the bets.
Due to a lucky 63 being a full coverage bet, even a single selection coming in will generate a return and with three selections winning, it is possible to get 2.5 times your stake returned.
The same example can be used in football matches as well as darts proving a popular market to bet a lucky 63 on.
In 2001, one lucky punter won a staggering £136,000 after staking a total of £6.30 on a lucky 63 in 5p bets after his 20/1 sixth and final bet came in to give him all six winners required.
After four winners, the punter had already assured himself £7,500, with the final two winners seeing that number rise to a £136,000 final total.