The whole idea behind me opening the lottery was so regular players could win cool items. Since before you had to either be good at events or basing. Most of the cool weapons got added to the gp shop and event shop, however not everyone can obtain items from there. Lottery never was supposed to have over powered weapons, they where supposed to be similar to the stats that is already out there. Plus the items was never supposed to only be hosted one time, it was supposed to be hosted a few times but not the same item every 2 weeks.
But I do feel like it was a good thing that it isn't used anymore, since the ticket prices went up and not everyone could participate anymore.