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What is a lucky 31?

A Lucky 31 is a type of multiple bet that can be placed when exactly five outcomes have been added to your betslip. Similar to a Canadian, it now also includes single bets which result in 31 total betting lines. This is split into 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-fold combinations and 1 five-fold combination.

Example of a lucky 31

To place a Lucky 31 bet, you must first select five different outcomes from sporting events offered at Unibet. This can be from a mixture of different sports and markets, but not from the same event. An example could be:

  • Liverpool to beat Crystal Palace 2-0 (odds: 6.00)
  • Tottenham to beat Aston Villa 2-1 (odds: 8.00)
  • Newcastle United to draw with Chelsea 1-1 (odds: 5.50)
  • Manchester City to beat Wolves 4-0 (odds: 10.00)
  • Casper Ruud to beat Carlos Alcaraz 3-2 (odds: 12.00)

Enter your desired stake into the Lucky 31 box in your betslip. This will be multiplied automatically by 31 to give the final outlay, i.e. a €0.50 input will result in a €15.50 bet.

Because single bets are now included in the returns, the lowest possible payout would come if only outcome 3 were to be successful – resulting in a return of €2.75 (€0.50 x 5.50) and thus a loss of €12.75.

If two selections were to win, each of the respective single bets would be paid out along with the double. For example, with outcomes 1 and 4 settled as correct only, this would result in an overall return of €38. This is calculated as €3.00 + €5.00 + (6.00 x 10.00 x €0.50) €30.00.

However, if all five outcomes are successful, the winnings would equate to a massive €29,278.75 with each component of the bet combined. This is due to the relatively high odds of each selection.

Pros and cons of a lucky 31

Because Lucky 31 bets also include singles, this gives players an extra security layer compared with a Canadian. However, unless you have selected markets with very high odds, it’s unlikely that a single correct outcome will put you in profit. If you strongly fancy at least two or three outcomes to win, a Lucky 31 can be a smart bet to place and very rewarding if all five selections are correct.

Illustration of a lucky 31:

Betslip(s) Games (1 – 5) Number of betslips
Single 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 5
Double 12, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 34, 35, 45 10
Treble 123, 124, 125, 134, 135, 145, 234, 235, 245, 345 10
Fourfold 1234, 1235, 1245, 1345, 2345 5
Fivefold 12345 1
Total number of betslips 31

How to use the bet calculator

The Unibet Betting Odds Calculator makes it incredibly easy to instantly view the returns of your selected bet type and stake. You can also easily change the odds display from fractional to decimal in the top right corner of the page, as per your preference.

To begin, first you must decide which type of bet you are looking to place. The Unibet Calculator ranges from simple doubles, trebles and combinations through to more advanced Trixies, Yankees, Heinz and Lucky 63 multiples, etc.

For example, if you select a ‘Goliath’ multiple bet, this will generate eight blank selections that make up a Goliath bet. You must now enter the odds of each of your eight picks manually, followed by the stake per line.

By pressing ‘Calculate Now’ this will display the total stake required to place the bet, along with the Total Return and Total Profit. Another great tool is that you can easily switch each selection from being a Winner into a Lost or Void outcome. Your overall returns will be adjusting automatically after calculating the returns again. This is a great way of visualising how your bet will perform should one or more selections not be successful.

Additional betting considerations

For horse racing gamblers in particular, the Unibet Betting Odds Calculator includes the provision for Each Way betting. By selecting this, the fields will now include an option for you to adjust the Place odds (as displayed on the race betting page itself) and thus instantly calculate the returns if your horse were to finish in the applicable place positions.

Another provision is that of Rule 4 deductions. This is implemented in a horse race if a participant is withdrawn after you have placed your bet – therefore adjusting the odds. Depending on the horse that has been withdrawn, you can adjust the deduction manually by selecting either 5% to 20% per Euro bet. Finally, you can also adjust the outcome to that of a Dead Heat should multiple horses cross the finish line at exactly the same time.