There is no fee to enter the annual RMV Low Number Plate Lottery
In what has become a summer tradition on Agency Checklists, it’s time to remind the Massachusetts insurance industry that the Low Number Plate Lottery has begun!
We love this annual summer contest, because it is such an easy and economical way to reach out to your insureds across the Commonwealth each year and to help them get a great prize for free. This year’s low plate lottery, which officially began on Friday June 19, 2017, will run until August 25, 2017.
“The low plate lottery is our customers’ favorite annual event at the Registry,” said Registrar Erin Deveney. “After such an overwhelmingly positive response last year and an increase in applications, we are happy to continue to offer our customers a streamlined online application process for submissions. Our low plate lottery is just one example of improved and expanded online Registry options for our customers. We encourage all entrants to continue to skip the stamp and enter the lottery electronically at MassRMV.com.”
All applicants should be aware that while there is no fee to enter the contest, any or all winners are required to pay a registration fee for the plate.
The RMV has seen increasing participation in the annual contest over the past few years
According to the Registry, there are 162 low number license plates available this year, twenty-one fewer than in 2016 when 183 plates were available. While there are fewer license plates up for grabs this year, the Registry has seen an increase of entry applications over the past couple of years. In 2016, the Registry received an estimated 8,600 applications for the 183 plates available, approximately 2,600 applications more than in 2015.
The RMV can now accept both online and mailed entry forms
As it first announced last year, the Registry also is now able to accept both online entry forms as well as applications that are sent by U.S. mail. For those interested in filling out a paper application a copy of the application can be downloaded here. Applications are also available at RMV service center locations throughout the Commonwealth. Be sure to remember that applications sent by mail must be postmarked by August 25, 2017 in order to be entered into the drawing.
Online entries also must be completed by the August 25th deadline. Interested applicants can access the link to fill out the form online here. Later this summer, the Registry will send out notifications via email for the date, time, and location of the 2017 Low Plate Lottery Drawing. By law, the Registry must announce all of the winners by September 15th.
Two three number plates and 8888 are among the list of available low number plates in 2017
For those interested in seeing what plates are available this year, the following is a complete list of the low number license plates available for 2017.
Good luck to all!