What happens if I answered my own bounty, and no one else's answer fit my question?

When the bounty expires, I can't award it to anyone. What will happen?

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    Nothing happens. Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 15:01
  • see also meta.stackexchange.com/a/185637/147247 Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 15:13
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    You will not get back your bounty in any case.
    – juergen d
    Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 15:17
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    It's not a duplicate. Please do not vote to close as duplicate without editing the community wiki to include this content.
    – djechlin
    Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 15:36

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You can't award your bounty to yourself. If you don't award it to anyone else it will be lost or half the bounty goes to the highest upvoted answer if it has a score of 2+.

In any case - you will never get back your bounty or parts of it.

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