Massachusetts Registry Announces 2018 Low Number Plate Lottery

4J, 1400 and Z81 are some of the plates available

July 3rd 2018 BOSTON – Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), is happy to announce that applications for the 2018 Low Number Plate Lottery are now being accepted online at or by mail. Applicants must apply by August 27 and, if selected for a low number plate, will be notified after the drawing takes place in September.

In 2017, the Registry received over 11,000 applications, for 162 plates, an increase of 3,000 applications from the prior year. This year, there are 201 plates that are available through the low plate lottery. Some of this year’s low plate characters are 1400, 2558, 4J, Y4, 55Z, 77V, and Z81. Applicants should note that there is no fee to apply. However, should the applicant be selected as a winner, there is a fee that will be required, as the fee is required of all new license plates, as well as a standard registration fee.

“The Low Number Plate Lottery is an exciting program that the Registry of Motor Vehicles is happy to offer again this year,” said Representative Muradian. “I encourage all who are interested to apply sooner rather than later, as the deadline is approaching quickly!”

The Registry issues and oversees all license, ID, and motor vehicle registrations in the Commonwealth. Customers are encouraged to visit the RMV’s website or follow the RMV on Twitter @MassRMV for upcoming details on the drawing, including the date, time, and location of the event. By law, winners must be announced by September 15, 2018, and the names of winners will be posted on the RMV website.

Applications for the 2018 Low Plate Lottery must be received online or postmarked by August 28, 2018 in order for the applicant to be eligible.

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