What Is The Betfred Nifty Fifty Lottery
Published On 26th February 2021
Lotteries on bookmaker sites have had mixed results over the last few years. Restrictions on betting on the UK lotteries and Euromillions hasn't helped their cause. Ladbrokes for example only offer three markets whilst Unibet have dropped markets altogether. However one bookmaker loves lottery betting and has even gone so far to create their own. Betfred's Nifty Fifty is a 50 ball game that plays 3 times a day and seven times a week.
The Nifty Fifty is exclusive to Betfred and gives players the chance to win up to 200,000 to 1 by betting on the outcome of their own game. As with other lotteries such as 49's, Daily Millions and Irish Lottery, you can bet on correctly matching between one and five numbers from those draw. Betfred run three draws daily and these take place at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm. All draws are shown live on the Betfred website.
How To Play Nifty Fifty
To play Nifty Fifty you need to login to Betfred and head to the lottery section. From there select Nifty Fifty and choose 'Bet With New Numbers' if you've never played before. Previous players can return to previously played numbers via 'Bet My Favourite Numbers'. On the number choosing screen you'll be shown options from 1 to 50. You can select from 1 to 8 numbers to bet on. By choosing more than 5 numbers you are automatically selecting to make multiple bets and this will effect your stake. If you can't decide on your choices then a Lucky Dip for 3, 4 and 5 numbers is available.
You can also toggle your bet to include the bonus ball number or not. Selecting this reduces the odds payable on results so for example matching 5 numbers pays 200,000/1 without including the bonus ball but just 60,000/1 if you opt to put it in play. Once you've selected your numbers you're then asked to pick the draws you want to enter. There are single draw options and week options although a "select all" option could be useful at this point. Remember though that multiple draws will ramp up the wager.
Nifty Fifty Winners
Finally to complete the wager you have to select a stake for each line. The minimum wager is 50p but there doesn't seem to be a maximum. We suspect that there probably is even though you can type several trillion pounds as a wager in the box. If you pick multiple numbers there's also an option to add singles, doubles, trebles, four folds, canadian and Lucky 31 bets to your slip. These options are highlighted under the 'More Bets' button on the wager screen. If you select 5 or more numbers the default wager is for 8 x singles and you'll need to choose to play other bets.
After that it's just a case of waiting to see if your selections match the numbers drawn by Betfred. The draws are live although disappointingly you can review previous draw. However the results are listed on the website. Match 1 number (without the bonus ball) to win 7/1 or 6/1 when including the bonus. Whilst the results for previous draws are shown what the site lacks is any information about winners. It'd be quite interesting to see whether the game has been successful in creating a five ball winner for example. Betfred is obviously happy with their own lottery because they've also added Fred's Number Game which offers a 20 ball and 49 ball lottery game every 3 minutes.
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