As if Howie Carr, the local radio host and Boston Herald columnist, needs to stand out any more than he already does. The Wellesley resident is now proud winner of a new low number license plate: 63M.
Carr is one of 2 Wellesley residents to win a coveted (for whatever reason) random low number license plate in the state’s annual lottery. Some 13,652 applications were submitted for what turned out to be 231 eligible plates.
It’s free to apply, though you must pay a $40 special reserve plate fee on top of the usual $60 registration fee. You must renew it every 2 years if you want to keep it, and you can do so for as long as you’re a driver in good standing.
Wellesley’s other low plate winner is Geoffrey Burns. Leo Li is #25 on the alternate list in case enough people can’t figure out why they applied in the first place.
Carr has poked fun at low number plates in the past as being for “insider hacks.”
And this isn’t the first time Carr has won the lottery. He got one back in 2008, when the lottery was aired live on his radio show.