The Nifty Fifty Odds

The Nifty Fifty is a numbers game that was launched by Betfred in May 2020 with the aim of becoming the ultimate numbers bettors choice. The draw happens more frequently than all other bookmaker lotteries and features some excellent odds - currently 800/1* for 3 balls. For more information about The Nifty Fifty see the FAQs below.

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The Nifty Fifty - The New Numbers Game From Betfred

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About The Nifty Fifty


Launched by Betfred in May 2020, available in all Betfred bookmakers across the country and online via All draws are shown live.


  • 6 main balls plus a bonus ball are drawn from a selection of 1 - 50
  • You can bet on 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 balls
  • You can choose to bet with or without the bonus ball. If you select ‘with’ the odds are slightly lower as the chance of winning is slightly easier


The Nifty Fifty is drawn three times daily - 11:30, 14:30, 18:30. All of the draws can be watched live either in Betfred shops or online at

The Nifty Fifty FAQs

How does the draw work?

6 main balls plus a bonus ball are drawn from a selection of 1 - 50. Bettors can bet on 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 balls. Bettors decide when placing their bet if they want to bet without the bonus ball (6 ball draw) or with the bonus ball (7 ball draw).

When is The Nifty Fifty drawn?

The Nifty Fifty is drawn three times daily - 11:30, 14:30, 18:30

What time must I have my bets placed by?

Betfred don’t specify a time that bets must be placed by, however, typically you have to place bets at least 15 minutes before the draw.

How many balls do I have to bet on?

As this is betting on numbers and not buying a ticket (see ways to play for more info) you select the number of balls you want to bet on before the draw. You can chose to bet on 1,2,3,4 or 5 balls. 3 balls is a popular choice as this offers a balance between chance of winning and high returns.

I have bet on 3 balls and matched 2 balls - do I win?

When you bet on numbers you have to select the number of balls beforehand - if you bet on 3 balls you must match 3 balls to win, If you bet on 4 balls, you must match 4 balls to win, etc. If you only match 2 out of 3 you do not win.

If I bet on a number being drawn and it is drawn as the bonus ball - do I win?

When placing your bet you have to select ‘with bonus ball’. If you look at the odds table above the odds are different if you select ‘with’ or ‘without’ bonus ball - that’s because this affects the chance of you winning.

Is it safe and secure to bet on the The Nifty Fifty?

The Nifty Fifty is a numbers game offered by Betfred - Betfred are a large, established bookmaker in the UK. Betfred has to comply with strict compliance set out by the UK Gambling Commission.

Why is it only Betfred that offers The Nifty Fifty?

The Nifty Fifty was developed by Betfred. They may choose to offer this through other bookmakers in the future.

Can I bet on The Nifty Fifty if I don’t live in the UK, Ireland or Gibraltar?

Currently, this is not possible.

How old do I have to be to bet on The Nifty Fifty?

As you are placing a bet with a bookmaker you must be over 18 years old.

What is the minimum bet?

You must enter a minimum total stake of £0.50. You can enter less than £0.50 per line if you have multiple lines.

What is the maximum payout on The Nifty Fifty?

The maximum pay-out to any one customer, or group/syndicate of customers acting together, is £500,000 GBP on Betfred Lotto, in any one day.

Do I have to pay tax on my winnings?

The short and sweet answer is there is no tax at all to pay on either gambling winnings or stakes in the UK (if you are not based in the UK please check your local jurisdiction).

Is there a Nifty Fifty app?

Although there is not a specific app for betting on the Nifty Fifty, you can bet on the Nifty Fifty through the Betfred Lotto app. Available on iOS/Apple and Android.

Where can I see the Nifty Fifty results?

We publish the Nifty Fifty results here, however, we would always recommend checking with the official operator - Betfred.

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