Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, it doesn’t look like anyone will be claiming the multimillion-dollar bounty the U.S. government put on his head.

White House spokesman Jay Carney signaled that no one was likely to receive the $25 million reward, which the Secretary of State had discretion to double, because it was U.S. intelligence work rather than a tipster that led to the deadly raid on the al Qaeda chief’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a week ago.

“As far as I’m aware, no one knowledgeably said, ‘Oh, Osama bin Laden’s over here in Abbottabad at 5703, you know, Green Avenue’,” Carney said, drawing laughs at the White House daily briefing.

The question of whether anyone had done enough to earn the reward has been one of intense speculation since a U.S. special forces team shot and killed bin Laden, ending a long manhunt for the world’s most-wanted militant who masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks.

U.S. officials have insisted they tracked bin Laden down mostly by piecing together clues from interrogations, electronic surveillance, satellite imagery and then spying on the compound where he was holed up.