Spokane woman who won contest has a lot to smile about

SPOKANE, Wash. - Sometimes good news comes at unexpected times, like during a morning coffee run. 

That's what happened to Spokane resident Sherie Ottman. 

She knew Daily Habit Espresso barista Mady Hare and the staff nominated her to win a $10,000 smile makeover from Northview Family Dental, but she didn't think she'd win. 

"I never win anything," Ottman said. 

But, last Friday she got the news. She was the winner.

Hare captured the moment on camera and the video soon gained thousands of views on Facebook. 




Ten thousand dollars in dental care is a lot. But, you can't really put a price tag on this gift's impact. 

"It's gonna change her life. I don't even know how to put it in words," Hare said. 

Hare knew Ottman had been saving for years to get her teeth worked on. She's missing quite a few. That's why when she heard about the Northview Family Dental's giveaway, she had to enter her. 

"They knew me when I had teeth and so they knew how sad it was for me not to have teeth," Ottman said. 

Once you meet her, you'll know why it is so fitting that she win this prize. A new smile is perfect for a woman always making other people smile. 

"I can't wait to show my smile when I get my teeth," Ottman said. 

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