Larry Goff Jr., a 24-year-old Millersville resident, left yesterday’s Lottery decision in the hands of his father. Instead of playing the usual Keno for his son, Dad decided to play Racetrax for the first time, which rewarded Larry Goff Jr. with a surprising $94,362.
Everyday, Larry Goff Jr.’s father receives a phone call from his son, asking him to play certain Keno numbers for him. Larry Goff plays the numbers at the auto shop he manages and usually calls his son back with disappointing news. On Monday, however, Larry’s father dialed his son and told him that he needed to get to Edgewater Oceanic immediately because he thought he had won $31,000.
The HVAC worker left his job and raced to Edgewater to pick up his father and then head to Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore to claim his prize. On the drive, the father and son duo checked the ticket over and over, only to realize the bonus that had been purchased tripled their winnings to $94,362!
In the middle of all the commotion, Larry received a phone call from his mother-in-law, inquiring about the reason he left work so abruptly. Larry responded, “You wouldn’t believe it if I told you!”
Larry arrived at Lottery headquarters just a few minutes before closing, but his new winnings were well worth the rush. Larry, who is getting married next May, plans to save his prize for wedding expenses and a new house. The winning ticket was purchased at Edgewater Oceanic, located at 3071 Solomons Island Rd. in Edgewater.