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Monday, June 27 2016

MA Low Number Plate Lottery Now Online!

Adapted from a MassDOT press release:

Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney announced Friday that applications for the 2016 Low Number Plate Lottery are now being accepted. In addition, for the first time ever, customers will be able to enter the lottery online by visiting: Mail-in applications are also available for download at or at registry offices across the Commonwealth. Applications must be received online, or be postmarked, by August 26, 2016 in order for an applicant to be eligible.

"The low plate lottery is our customers' favorite time of the year at the RMV," said Registrar Erin Deveney. "We are excited to have streamlined our application process this year to allow for online submissions, making it easier for our customers to enter the lottery. Not only can our customers skip the line by doing over 23 transactions at, now they can also skip the stamp and enter the lottery electronically."

This year, 183 license plate numbers are part of the low plate lottery, surpassing the large pool of plates offered in 2015. Annually, approximately 6,800 applications are received and, with the addition of the online entry form, an increase in applications is expected for 2016. There is no fee to apply, however, should the applicant be selected as a winner, there is a fee to receive the license plate and the standard registration fee also applies. Available low plate numbers for this year's lottery include 1H, 7J41Z, Q49, X77, 1972, and 2007. Low number plates must be renewed every 2 years.

Customers are encouraged to visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) website for details of the drawing, date, time, and location of the event. By law, all winners must be announced by September 15, 2016, and the names of winners will be posted to the website.

The RMV reminds customers that more than 23 registry services are available online. Customers can visit the website for the latest news and also follow the RMV on Twitter @MassRMV.