For me I believe people play lotto though it's like 1 is to 5,000,000, chancesof winning is the thought that if they win they will definitely an instant millionaire. And there is a sense of happiness that a person feels, which gives them a positive feeling that you'll really win. This gives hope.
I know of one who won the jackpot. But still the chances of winning is very low. So since we have Steemit and Bitcoin migth as well invest here!
Thank you for sharing this @trafalgar ! Resteemed!