The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is now accepting applications for the state's most unlikely status symbol: low numbered license plates.
The registry annually distributes the plates by lottery and typically gets more than 8,000 application hopefuls, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
“The passion for low number plates we see from our customers and lottery entrants makes this a fun tradition,” said Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian in a news release.
Applicants in this year's drawing will be vying for 124 of the most sought after Massachusetts license plates, including plate numbers 73, 295, 449, 493, 7755 and 1Z.
In addition to the online application, customers may visit any branch to obtain an application. All entries – only one entry per applicant – must be mailed and postmarked by Aug. 13.
The date, time and location of the September drawing will be announced on the Registry's website. It will occur prior to Sept. 15.
Winners who do not register their vehicles with their winning lottery plate by Dec. 31, will automatically forfeit their plate. All forfeited plates will be offered to a list of 25 alternate winners who will be chosen at the drawing.