$1 million lottery winner took his instant wealth to an entirely different level…
ATLANTA – 28-year-old Bryan Silva saw his hopes and dreams come true when hitting $1 million lottery. Friends reported that Silva immediately quit his job at Walmart and made plans for a “better life.”
As a young man, Silva was obsessed with the 2002 movie comedy Goldmember – an Austin Powers parody of the bond movie Goldfinger in which Powers is hunting a criminal mastermind who colors his victims ‘man parts’ in gold.
According to family members, Silva approached many people in the gold plating business, however he was turned down by every store owner and was warned that its a very dangerous procedure.
Silva decided to do himself and began painting his balls with lead-based paint, but quickly decided that a simple coloring wasn’t enough – he needed the real gold. To complete the makeshift operation, Silva used a professional automotive gold plater that he borrowed from a garage.
Unfortunately in the 12 hours following the procedure, Silva encountered a series of health issues that ultimately led to his death.
According to Dr. William Rife at Emory University Hospital, Silva died of mercury and lead poisoning, common elements found in gold. “The human body is not made to handle being gold plated,” said Dr. Rife. “I don’t care how much money you have, money cannot buy common sense and money cannot help you cheat death.”