If you think about it, everything that ever happens, anywhere, at any time, is based on chance. All the interactions going on in our bodies that keep us alive have some component of randomness to them. Yet all of it is extremely reliable, not because we are all constantly winning some type of biological lottery, but because the environment in our body (through years and years of evolution) is set-up to make those interaction more favorable.
So it is in our day to day experience. We can’t necessarily change the rules or guarantee a specific outcome, but we can increase the odds in our favor. Sometimes that means doing a little more research, practicing a little harder, going a little further. Eventually, winning that lottery doesn’t seem so impossible; in fact it becomes the statistically probable outcome (except for the actual lottery, no way to increase your chances on that, sorry).