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The Kentucky Lottery is adding another large-jackpot game to its offerings.

The lottery corporation board has approved the addition of the MegaMillions game, which is played in a dozen states and has a minimum jackpot of $12 million.

Kentucky will continue to sell tickets for the Powerball game, which is played in 31 states.

Lottery Corporation President Arch Gleason says the move is expected to boost jackpots and proceeds for the state.

“Twenty-four percent of the players based on that research across the country indicate they would play both games and about 38 to 40 percent of the players have indicated that they’ll play somewhat more….”

MegaMillions is tentatively scheduled for launch in Kentucky in late January.

Kentucky Lottery proceeds returned to the state are used to fund various education programs.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."