Wednesday, September 6, 2017 \u2013 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today that Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney will host the drawing for the Registry\u2019s 2017 Low Number License Plate Lottery on Thursday, September 7. The drawing will begin at 8:00 p.m., and will be broadcast \u201clive\u201d on WBZ AM 1030.\nAll available low number plates will be drawn Thursday 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.\nThis year, 11,720 low plate lottery applications have been submitted for 162 eligible plates. In 2016, the Registry received 8,600 applications, for 183 plates.\nAvailable low plate numbers for this year\u2019s lottery include 4455, 8888, 33E, 8J, M88, and X1.\nEntries for the 2017 lottery had to be mailed or postmarked by August 25, 2017, 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 fee to receive the license plate and there is a standard registration fee.\nLow number plates must be renewed every two years.\nThe names of all low number license plate winners are anticipated to be posted on the Registry\u2019s website http://www.massrmv.com by close of business on Friday, September 8. In addition, each successful applicant will receive a letter from the Registry that includes instructions on how to register the new low number plate.\nWith a strong commitment to a personalized customer experience, the Registry of Motor Vehicles enables customer mobility and consumer safety across the Commonwealth. Customers are encouraged to visit www.MassRMV.com to process over 25 transactions, access checklists to \u201cGet Ready to Go\u201d, and sign-up to receive RMV News.