BOSTON -- Today, MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced the availability of applications for the 2014 Low Number License Plate Lottery and called for increased participation in this year's lottery from all corners of the Commonwealth.
"The lowest available plate this year has great significance; it is the number 351 and that is the total number of cities and towns in Massachusetts," said Registrar Blue. "I am posing a challenge to our drivers; I would like to see residents from all 351 communities participate in this year's drawing."
In addition to the availability of plate 351, there are 159 other plates that are part of this year's lottery including: D88, 6777, and 7000. Annually, approximately 6,000 applications are received.
Low number plates must be renewed every two years.
Applications are available for download online at MassRMV.com, http://www.massrmv.com/Portals/30/docs/21843.pdf, or at Registry branches across the Commonwealth. Applications must be postmarked by August 11, 2014.
Details of the drawing, date, time and location will be announced in late August.
In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state's various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the "Where's My Bus and Train?" apps and "Fast 14" work.
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