Chesterfield man wins £15,000- while waiting for a tooth extraction

The tooth fairy came early for a Chesterfield man who won £15,000 while waiting for an appointment at the dentist.

Thursday, 5th September 2019, 5:04 pm
Vernon received the call waiting at the dentist.

Vernon Hall was waiting for his dentist to remove his broken tooth when he received a call from BOTB, who run lifestyle competitions.

Presenter Christian Williams was tasked with breaking the good news.

“I’m actually at the dentist waiting for my tooth to be pulled, but I think you’re going to brighten my day a little bit,” was Vernon’s initial reaction on the call.

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Vernon received the call waiting at the dentist.

“I am gobsmacked, thank you so much. I’m genuinely shaking - wow."

Vernon, who usually enters BOTB’s iPhone competition, said he was glad to have upped the prize value.

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“We’ve been together for thirty years, married twenty this year, so maybe we’ll make that special,” he said.

“Oh, and maybe a new tooth."

BOTB presenter Christian Williams said: “What better way to brighten up someone’s day.

"Vernon seemed like such a great guy and a worthy winner. Hopefully, his visit to the dentist wasn’t too awful and he enjoys his windfall.”