I feel anything that has to do with gambling, should be a matter of choice. It shouldn't be a thing anyone has to be encouraged to do or discouraged from doing, because we all have lucks in certain areas of our lives. What one might be lucky in succeding at might not be same for another.
If you know that you're confident that you can win huge amount of money from lottery, why not give it a shot. But if you know, you are not the type whose luck is not in the realm of winning by playing with figures, why wasting your time? You would agree with me, it's not worth it.
I have heard a lot of people of late emerging winners of ridiculous amounts of money via gambling, but I don't envy them a bit. I am not the type who fancies playing gambles, but I don't think it would be wise for me to discourage anyone from doing so.
In all I do in life, I try as much as possible to keep open mind, even though it's against my personal values and beliefs. I have come to realized that the world would be a better place if we all respect each other's beliefs and values, as long as, they don't interfere with our individual pursuits in life.