But Mark Stallard and Liam Chilvers failed to return to action which makes them doubtful for Saturday's game at Cambridge United.
Paul Dalglish's 35th minute opener was cancelled out with 3 minutes before half-time when a 30 yard run by Hackworth culminated in a low-shot that beat the Wigan keeper.
Danny Stone cleared off the line right on half-time but Jason
The introduction of Paul Heffernan and Spencer Commons in the second half re-invigorated County but they were unable to get an equaliser as Wigan ran out 2-1 winners.
Notts County: Deeney, Stone, Warren, I. Richardson, Holmes, Cross, Brough, Jorgensen, Nicholson, MaNamara, Hackworth Subs: Heffernan, McCaig, Commons, Smith, B. Richardson
Wigan Athletic: Yeomans, Mitchell, Nolan, Pendlebury, Vos, McGibbon, Dalglish, Kilford, Haworth, Roberts, Johnson Subs: Charnock, Moore, Lynch, Traynor, Jones