A grandad of seven won a brand-new Maserati worth more than £90,000 a week after his old car broke down.

Brian Hart, who is originally from Hackney, scooped the 177mph luxury car thanks to his early entry into the Omaze Million Pound House in Mallorca draw.

The 70-year-old will now be able to tear up the streets of Bedford, where he currently lives, in his new Maserati Grecale Trofeo, which does nought to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds.

The petrolhead grandad, who paid £150 for his entry, had been driving an old Porsche Boxster worth around £4,000 – but it suddenly broke down a week before his win.

Hackney Gazette: Brian said he would give his new Maserati a spin before he sells itBrian said he would give his new Maserati a spin before he sells it (Image: Omaze)

Brain, who works at a facilities company, said that he would probably sell his new car to use the money towards his retirement and to replace his Porsche.

He said that he was in “complete shock” when he was told he had won the prize, and that he feels like the “luckiest man in the country”.

Brian, who lives at home with his wife Ela and pet Rottweiler, Lola, said: “The car is amazing, I’ve never been inside a Maserati before - it's absolutely beautiful.

“As lovely as the car is, I’m going to sell it and use the money to help make my retirement that bit more comfortable.

“I'm still working full-time at 70 years of age, maybe now I can put my feet up a little sooner than I’d planned.

"I love cars, so I’m not selling it until I’ve taken it out for a spin first, that's for sure!”

The Maserati prize was part of a wider Omaze charity campaign that has so far raised more than £3 million for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Graham Dunlop has been announced as the winner of a £3 million villa with a swimming pool in Mallorca, as well as £250,000 in cash.

Online entries for the Omaze Cotswolds draw, which you can take part in for as little as £10, close on Sunday (February 25).

Hilary Evans, chief executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Nearly a million people in the UK have dementia, and we urgently need to find more and better treatments so that we can take away the fear, harm and heartbreak that this devastating condition causes.

“The vital funds raised will support our Clinical Accelerator Programme, which will boost clinical research taking place in the NHS and ultimately speed up progress towards a cure.”

She added: “Thank you Omaze, and everyone who entered, for standing with us for a cure.”