BOSTON - The Massachusetts Department of Transportation
announced today that Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney will host the
drawing for the Registry's 2016 Low Number Plate Lottery on Wednesday,
September 7. The drawing will begin at 8:00 p.m., and a portion of the
drawing will be broadcast "live" on WBZ AM 1030. All available low number
plates will be drawn tomorrow night and lottery applicants and low-number plate
enthusiasts can listen to the drawing by tuning in to AM 1030 or by visiting the station website: www.cbsboston.com/nightside.
This year, there are 183 plates that are part of the low plate lottery, surpassing
the large pool of plates offered in 2015, when names were drawn for 156 low
number license plates. During the 2016 drawing, applicants will be vying for
the most sought after Massachusetts license plates, including 1H, 7J, 41Z, Q49,
X77, 1972, and 2007.
Entries for the 2016 lottery had to be mailed and postmarked by August 26, 2016
to be eligible for the drawing. While there was no cost to apply to the
lottery, if an applicant is selected as a winner, there is a special plate fee
to receive the plate and standard registration fees apply.
Low number plates must be renewed every two years.
The names of all low number license plate winners are anticipated to be posted on
the Registry's website http://www.massrmv.com on Thursday, September 8, by late
afternoon. In addition, each successful applicant will receive a letter
from the Registry that includes instructions on how to register the new low
For more information about licenses plates or other Registry services, the RMV
reminds customers to skip the line and go online to complete many routine
Customers can also ask questions, find useful information, and interact with
the Registry on Twitter using @MassRMV or visit any of the Registry Service
Center offices located in 29 communities in Massachusetts.