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I had assigned a bounty of +50 to my question on SO. Later on many efforts I got solution and I posted it as answer to my bounty question. I know that one can't get bounty points on his own question. But my solution got more than 2 upvotes and I think it is eligible for bounty.

From bounty description

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be awarded half the bounty amount. If there's no answer meeting that criteria, the bounty is not awarded to anyone.

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marked as duplicate by ben is uǝq backwards, Martijn Pieters, Servy, Bart, LittleBobbyTables Jun 17 '13 at 17:00

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But you can't get your bounty back even if you posted an upvoted answer. That's how it is. –  juergen d Jun 17 '13 at 16:53
    
@benisuǝqbackwards I do checked that question. I think they haven't given description for this type of occurence. –  Mr_Green Jun 17 '13 at 16:55
    
@juergend Then I think the discussion is closed. –  Mr_Green Jun 17 '13 at 16:56
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That post specifically says: "The criteria for an answer to be eligible are: [...]The answer must not have been written by the bounty starter" –  Servy Jun 17 '13 at 16:57
    
"I know that one can't get bounty points on his own question. But my solution got more than 2 upvotes and I think it is eligible for bounty." –  jmfsg Jun 17 '13 at 20:28
    
@jmfsg yes I was just thinking that I might get bounty because it is the only solution and also a good one. –  Mr_Green Jun 18 '13 at 2:40
    
It would have been better if one get bounty on his own post when it is a good solution. Ya I understand the circumstances. –  Mr_Green Jun 18 '13 at 2:45

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As described here in detail:

Can I award a bounty to my own answer?

No. This used to be possible, but it has been disabled. The user would not get the reputation back, and the bounty will be displayed as +0, “this answer has been awarded bounty worth 0 reputation”.

What happens if there's no answer after the bounty period?

If after the end of the bounty period a question has no answers, no bounty will be awarded and the question will no longer be featured.

Bounties are best understood as exchanging reputation for higher question visibility and increased answerer motivation. A bounty does not guarantee a response and is not refunded if none are received.

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Bounties cannot be awarded to oneself. Thats the way it is.

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