Maybe at some special tournaments, but not in general. Players for real money
are not so stupid to bust out during late reg and close to ITM. Dont forget, that even if you are close to ITM (several players), you will have big issues to get there if all other players have 3x-4x your stack and blinds are high.
Anyway, e.g. at PartyPoker
, there are often so called "Big Addon". There its best strategy to buy-in at last minute of late reg, and get add-on, which gives you much more chips per $. So you will be quite close to ITM with reasonable stack (still expect more then 1-2 pots, or many steals to get there).