The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is now taking applications for the annual low license plate lottery. And this year drivers can submit their applications online.
According to a statement released by MassDOT, there are 183 plates available in this year’s lottery. Available low plates include 1H, 7J41Z, Q49, X77, 1972, and 2007.
In a statement, MassDOT Registrar Erin Deveney called the low plate lottery “our customers’ favorite time of the year at the RMV.’’
In a first, the RMV is now allowing applications to be submitted online. In the past, applications had to be submitted by mail.
There is no fee to apply, but winning applicants must pay a fee to receive the plate and pay a standard registration fee.
It’s also worth nothing that low plate numbers must be renewed every two years.
MassDOT says it receives about 6,800 applications for the low plate lottery each year. This year, with a new online submission now available, the agency expects that number to increase significantly.
“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,’’ said Deveney. “Not only can our customers skip the line by doing over 23 transactions at www.MassRMV.com, now they can also skip the stamp and enter the lottery electronically.’’
Applications for the 2016 Low Number Plate Lottery may be submitted by August 26, 2016. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2016. The winners’ names will be posted on the RMV’s website.