If you could buy a ticket for a lottery for $1 and you had a 99,999 in 100,000 chance of winning $1,000, but a 1 in 100,000 chance of being killed, would you take the gamble?

Yes, I'd consider buying about a thousand tickets. One million dollars for a one percent chance of being killed—it seems to me that's in the same ballpark as being a professional race car driver.