BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was a game of chance out of thousands to win a low-digit Massachusetts license plate number, with the drawings happening over a livestream Tuesday morning.
The highly sought-after numbers were given to multiple winners, randomly handpicked out of 20,000 entrants. State officials say that while there was no fee to enter the contest, winners will need to pay costs connected with the special plate and for standard registration.
The winners are being notified, and have until the end of the year to swap out their plates in favor the of the prestige low-character marking.
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles announced there were 198 low-numbered license plates up for grabs via the lottery this year. Among those, the lowest, yet highest valued license plates were F7, 36, 78K, X44, 1S, and 6666.The deadline to enter this year's competition was September 2.
One important rule contestants had to consider was that the name on the winning drawing had to be the identity used in the low-plate's registration. Meaning, there was no entering and gifting plates once the names were pulled.
After December 30, 2022, the unclaimed plates will be forfeited, officials said.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.