Lee laid on Bolton’s opening goal for Max Clayton and then converted a 61st minute penalty after Craig Davies had doubled the hosts’ lead.
Callum McManaman got one back for Wigan late on, but Bolton’s three-goal salvo in the space of just 11 minutes in the second half was more than enough to seal the points at the Macron Stadium.
Lee’s fine display was the catalyst for Bolton’s fourth win in six matches since former Celtic boss Lennon replaced Dougie Freedman as Wanderers manager.
Bolton are now out of the relegation zone for the first time since September, while Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is under increasing pressure after his team, with just four wins in their last 24 matches, slumped to fourth bottom of the table.
To make matters worse, Wigan winger James McClean was jeered by Bolton fans after the Republic of Ireland international refused to join his team-mates in wearing a poppy on his shirt to commemorate Remembrance Sunday on the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War- AFP