First time I ever did this.
I asked a question, there was only one answer, and it was exemplary. I accepted it as the correct answer. (Did I mention it was the only answer?)
Because it was SO good and would be helpful to many others, I created a bounty to award that sole answer. I was surprised that I could not just award the bounty - it wanted me to wait for x number of hours. I don't go onto Stack Overflow every day, and when I next looked the bounty had expired and the points -- deducted from me -- were not awarded to that sole answer.
What can I do to award that bounty to the deserving answer?