If my answer is the only answer on a bountied question, do I still get the bounty even if my answer is not accepted?

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    Note that accepting an answer for a bounty is completely separate from accepting an answer with the green check mark.
    – Laurel Mod
    Mar 8, 2023 at 15:50

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You will get it if you posted it during the bounty and has a score of 2 or higher; see the Help Center:

If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount

If you posted it earlier, or the score is not high enough, you're out of luck ...

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