Lucky 31

lucky 31Personally I’m a big fan of doubles, trebles and four fold accumulators, but for those ager to club together even more selections and not satified with a straight forward five fold accumulator, a Lucky 31, might be the multiple bet for you. It’s a step up from a Canadian/ Super Yankee. That’s a bet that consists of 5 selections totalling 26 bets.: 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds plus 1 five-fold.

A Lucky 31 adds single bets into the equation and so the bet consists of 5 single bets, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds and 1 five-fold. It’s a considerable number of bets to place and so to an extent waters down the direct and focused nature of a five fold accumulator. On the plus side though, it does reward you for being ‘thereabouts’. Realistically a five fold coming up isn’t a daily occurrence and so if you’re looking to see a return for what essentially is a ‘near miss’ then maybe a lucky 31 is the multiple bet for you.



heinzWherever I hear the word Heinz I usually start walking towards the toaster, but of course, there’s life beyond beans and sometimes it can bring you a healthy profit in the process (and less flatulence) .

A Heinz bet is a multiple bet that’s essentially a level up from a Lucky 31 bet. While a lucky 31 involves various permutations of 5 bet selections, a heinz multiple consists of every variant of 6 selections, totalling an impressive 57 bets, so your stake is split in a great many directions. This can of course be good or bad depending on the confidence of your bet and how you approach betting in general. If anything though, should the wins start coming in thick and fast, it gives you something to look forward to, no matter if every one is a winner!

Acca Punter bails out – wins £53k anyway

messiA betfair punter bagged himself a cool £53,000 as a result of his bewilderingly large 22-fold football accumulator starting to come together this April. He bailed out after 15 of the 22 results on had already come in and wisely so as it turned out, as straight after he pulled the plug a Barcelona victory over Real Sociedad required to keep him on course for a potential £1.5 million win, failed to materialise.

He perhaps chose to quit while significantly ahead as a result of other close calls to had to endure, so as a last minute injury time winning goal for QPR against Charlton. There were also dicey moments in the Man City vs West Brom game. The punters initial stake was just shy of £50, so he can’t have any complaints. Any day where you’re cashing out 50K as a reault of a relatively small bet, is a good day!


I’ve included this 22-fold acca on our big accumulator wins page. Go check it out!



Canadian / Super Yankee

candian super yankeeWe’ve covered Yankees previously. A yankee is basically a bet that expands on a four fold accumulator where every selection has to win for your bet to be a winner. As opposed to accumulators with a yankee your bet is instead split into various different bets (11 bets from 4 selections -> 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 four-fold.). With a Super Yankee, also known as a Canadian, 5 selections are involved, so as I’m sure you can understand the number of bets increases too. The 5 selections amount to a total of 26 bets. 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four-folds plus 1 five-fold.

This is of course a considerable number of bets and so is not as focused financially or in intent as an accumulator. It’s a bet that you could go for perhaps if you’re quietly confident in your selections but at the same time appreciate that they’re not all that likely to ‘realistically’ come up. Personally, I like the ‘edge of your seat’ nature of accumulator bets, even five folds, but it’s understandable of course that some like to see at least some return if they’re ‘close to’ right, rather than 100% on the button. For those punters with that way of thinking, a Lucky 15 is a Canadian aka a Super Yankee is a decent option.



Who wants to be a millionaire? I (almost) do

This Friday Labrokes alerted their followers on twitter to what was fast panning out to being the accumulator bets to end all accumulator bets. One lucky punter, from Dunstable, had managed to somehow find six winners in a row at royal ascot as part of their £5 eachway multi bet, with Lady Aurelia, Barney Roy, Qemah, Highland Reel, Coronet and Big Orange all romping hopein firt place.

This combination of good fortune led the lucky punter / shrewd horse racing analyst  to the position of being on the brink of winning a staggering £1,000,000 as part of their seven-fold acca. All that had to happen was for their final choice, Bound for Nowhere, a 10-1 shot, to finish in first place (or at least to place, since the bet was an each way accumulator). Unfortunately, this bet was indeed bound for nowhere and the final selection was sadly unplaced. A rather cruel close call for the punter in question as odds-on favourite Caravaggio won the 3:40pm Commonwealth Cup ascot race.

The bet was a £5 each way and 25p Super Heinz bet (total bet: £40) and so all told the punter did manage to bag £12,000. This is certainly better than nothing but he’s no millionaire as a result of this near miss! All we can hope for is that the, ultimately unlucky punter, had the good sense to lay off some of the bet on a betting exchange. That’s of course easier said than done when huge sums like this are concerned though.

Still, to end on the positive here are the winning bets that got this punter of so close to a dream win:

The six winners:

  • Lady Aurelia 7/2
  • Barney Roy 5/2
  • Qemah 5/2
  • Highland Reel 11/4
  • Coronet 7/1
  • Big Orange 8/1