I had/have the top scoring answer to a question which had a bounty that ran out yesterday, but I have yet to see the bounty points, here approximately 12 hours later. What happened to them?
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Ineligible for automatic bounty selection.
When a bounty is placed on a question, there are two cases where it will be awarded.
Answers posted before the start of the bounty run are not eligible for the automatic option.
This is documented in http://stackoverflow.com/faq