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Winning the oil lottery and Hitting a gusher

Published 02/03/2012, DL-Online

Turns out, finding oil on your land is a little like winning the lottery. Everybody dreams they’ll win the lottery, but most all lottery winners soon come to rue the day they bought the winning ticket. Friends expect freebies. The winners’ job becomes meaningless. Their daily life loses focus. Distant cousins materialize overnight. Offspring squabble over their money. Calls come in from worthy causes the world over.

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